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Re: Preparing 2.6.15-4

On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 04:51:28PM +0100, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> At least m68k/Amiga is currently not working and a large number of patches
> just appeared the other day in the m68k CVS which are supposed to fix this,
> but also change basic interrupt handling. There is at least one problem with
> the patches which make building for mac fail and I haven't had the chance to
> test a new kernel yet on any m68k box, I hope to be able to do that tonight.
> What is the deadline for adding patches?

12UT of the announced day would be late, with some luck..
depends on the uploader.
> Style question: would you prefer me to add ~20 new patches or should I
> simply replace the 2.6.15 with one new file? For .16 I need to recreate the
> patch from scratch anyhow, and none of m68k's .15 patches have been released
> in a package yet, so I'd prefer to stay with one big patch. Patches are
> being submitted upstream by the m68k hackers, so I don't see a need to keep
> the individual patches in our svn. But probably nobody cares as long I don't
> break anything...

we prefer to have splitted up patches as they are tradionaly easier to
push upstream. easier to drop the applied one and only parts needs rediff
on newer upstream.
as port maintainer you are free to have your own workflow.

i'm quite happy that vanilla 2.6 builds out of the box for m68k,
hope the merge continues this way :)
this 2.6.15 should go to testing, will add the closure of the generic
initramfs bug as things sort out.


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