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Re: Recommendations for trying etch-m68k

On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 11:34:22PM -0700, Brian Morris wrote:
> On 7/15/07, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> >On Sat, 14 Jul 2007, Brian Morris wrote:
> >> FYI, i was looking at changelogs both debian and mainline the other day,
> >> trying to figure out where/ if your patches are included, I am not sure 
> >if
> >> you are gettting credit where due, I saw gert/roman in the mainline
> >> and christian in the debian but i did not see your name, I know you
> >> have been
> >> working hard and helping the macs a lot, I hope those guys at least throw
> >> you a "thanks" in the notes if they are not too busy, even belatedly.
> >
> >The changelog between 2.6.21 and .22 should show 14 patches from Finn:
> >
> >| anakin$ git log v2.6.21..v2.6.22 | grep Author: | grep Finn | wc -l
> >| 14
> >| anakin$
> I still see only 3 in the debian linux-source-2.6.22-1 package.
> so I assume that this is not being kept up to date, and I should
> get my source from linux-m68k cvs ???

linux-source is the "debian version" of the source, which is different from
linux-m68k-CVS, which is different from linux (Linus') source.

Geert provides a list of patches which make up (most of) the difference
between linux and linux-m68k:

I grab this list and try to merge it into the debian tree, linux-source, I
usually don't give credit for all the authors of the patches, but the
patches with all notes are in linux-source, so you can look for yourself,
for example (you need to download the source package or check it out from

 Subject: [PATCH 10/13] CUDA ADB fixes
 Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>,

 From: Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au>

 Fix the flakiness in the CUDA ADB driver on m68k macs (keypresses getting
 wedged down or ADB just going AWOL altogether).

This patch is actually not used anymore, probably because it has been merged
into Linus' tree already (which you can probably see with a similar git
command Geert showed you). I do not plan to give credit for every single
m68k patch (especially as there are so many), just as Debian does not credit
every single upstream patch, since this is already done upstream. If there
is an additional patch which is not (yet) in upstream or in linux-m68k-CVS,
it will be mentioned in the changelog.

Of course this is not completely up to date with linux-m68k-CVS, but I try
to update it for every new upstream version. If you have more time and want
to do it "right", please join the debian-kernel team and take over that job.
If you want the very latest m68k source tree, you should always use the CVS.


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