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

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 10:39 +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
>> 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.

Thanks for looking at it, and for providing this feedback.  Nice to know
for the next time I go out and buy some new hardware without checking
which kernel release the driver was added :-)


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