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Re: Adding new drivers to Debian's 2.6.32 kernel?

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 10:39 +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> > On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 21:21 +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> >
> >> Do you think an exception may be possible for this driver?  If so, I can
> >> prepare a patch proposal for review.
> >
> > Please do.  Also, report this as a bug.
> I understand that the kernel team has lots of more important bugs to
> take care of than wishlist bugs, but I'd really appreciate it if someone
> commented on http://bugs.debian.org/577264

Adding drivers is easy though. :-)

> I am still unsure about the preferred way to provide such a driver
> patch.  The first version attached to the bug was just a copy of the
> upstream version with the necessary modifications to make it build under
> 2.6.32. 
> I have now done the job identifying which commits created the current
> upstream version, and instead provided a patch set consisting of cherry
> picked upstream commits. Is this preferred, even though it results in a
> high number of patches (120 to be exact)?  It keeps a lot of meta data,
> which I guess is useful.

We can use either form.  In this case, where there were several drivers
involved, your patch set was very helpful.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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