[PATCH 0/5] Updates to staging driver: kpc_i2c

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Tue May 21 08:37:42 UTC 2019


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 08:15:52AM +0000, Geordan Neukum wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:30:26AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 02:29:55AM +0000, Geordan Neukum wrote:
> > > Attached are an assortment of updates to the kpc_i2c driver in the
> > > staging subtree.
> >
> > All now queued up.  I'll rebase my patches that move this file on top of
> > yours, as kbuild found some problems with mine, and I'll resend them to
> > the list.
> >
> Thanks.
> 
> Additionally, I plan on trying to clean up that driver a bit more. Should I
> base my future patches off of the staging tree so that I'll have the
> "latest" driver as my basepoint? I don't want to cause any headaches
> for anyone in the future.

Yes, please do so.  Please work off of either the staging-next or even
better, staging-testing as that contains the latest patches.  I apply
patches to the -testing branch first, and if that passes the 0-day bot,
I then merge them to -next.

Given that there are a lot of people working on this codebase right now
(as it needs so much obvious work), I would recommend using -next and
getting used to rebasing your changes :)

I take patches as they are submitted, so sometimes people do step on
each other's toes, that's normal.  But I think you are the only one
touching the i2c driver at the moment so it shouldn't be that bad.

> Apologies, if I missed something obvious on the newbies wiki.
> Assuming that I did not, I will certainly go ahead and try to document
> this case either on or as a link from the "sending your first patch"
> page.

This is beyond the "first patch" work, this is now in the "being an
active developer" workflow :)

thanks,

greg k-h


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