[PATCH 0/23] [Karmic] Dove: Latest batch of bug fixes and feature enhancements from Marvell.

Brad Figg brad.figg at canonical.com
Fri Aug 28 13:58:29 UTC 2009

Tim Gardner wrote:
> Brad Figg wrote:
>> Please pull from:
>>     git://kernel.ubuntu.com/bradf/ubuntu-karmic mvl-dove
>> Everything after:
>>     32f9231fa28fc908cda8aa2085343be5108787a5 UBUNTU: [Config] Dove configuration, Wireless LAN, Graphics, AUFS
>> Brad Figg (2):
>>   UBUNTU: [Config] Dove configuration, DOVEFB_DISPLAY_MODE=y
>>   UBUNTU: SAUCE: Correct undefined dove_pm_register which prevented Z0
>>     flavour from building.
> I would do this a bit differently. We want to maintain Marvell's branch
> as delivered by them until 2.6.31 is released, i.e., we want our Ubuntu
> goodness rebased on top of their branch.
> So, some contortions are required. This method only works as long as you
> have not made any commits _outside_ of debian or debian.mvl-dove,
> otherwise they'll get lost.
> ) Make sure your working tree is pristine
> git checkout -f mvl-dove
> git clean -f -d
> ) Save off a copy of debian and debian.mvl-dove
> mkdir ../debian.sav
> rsync -a debian debian.mvl-dove ../debian.sav
> ) Find a common merge point and rebase against Dove's branch
> git reset HEAD v2.6.31-rc7
> git remote add dove git://kernel.ubuntu.com/marvell/dove-kernel
> git fetch dove
> git rebase refs/remotes/dove/marvell-dove-2.6.31-rc7
> ) At this point our branch should be identical to Marvell's. The next
> step is to rebase Karmic master on top:
> git rebase origin/master
> ) In order to turn this into the Dove build we restore the stashed
> copies of debian and debian.mvl-dove
> rsync -a ../debian.sav/ .
> git add --all
> git commit -s -e -F debian/commit-templates/config-updates
> ) The last step is to revert 2 Marvell commits that hose up the build:
> dove: fix build error when builing modules This patch builds the hal
> sub-dirs only when builing the kernel
> fixes to the Makefile system to enable out-of-tree compilation
> git revert -e 9d84859da6981d9dfc43a67f0ea9dd82204d95d1
> git revert -e 9a06a61a1cf522ac8e2b894bfb554cb818a95b08
> You'll also likely have to futz around with changelog versions and the
> ABI stuff.
> Easy, right?
> rtg

Actually, I'm glad you spelled it out for me. I was pretty interested
in what you had been doing to the tree when you pulled out of their
tree and now I know.

Thanks for the detailed explanation.

Brad Figg brad.figg at canonical.com http://www.canonical.com

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