Integration request of VIA pata_via.c and sata_via.c which arealready in mainline kernel - Resend
stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Mar 19 18:14:55 UTC 2009
I am sorry to say, but as this patch looks it would not be acceptable for Hardy
inclusion. The main problem is the amount of changes. We have to be careful not
to introduce regressions which is harder the bigger changes are.
What makes things worse is the fact that this is just one big patch without any
comment on what and why the changes are. At least the patch should be broken up
into parts that relate to upstream changes. One thing completely unclear for
example is why there are those two lines commented out in libata-core. This
clearly could have an effect on other controllers.
So to have a chance for inclusion this would require
- a set of patches broken up (better modified but with the same description)
patches from upstream
- avoid any change of common drivers/libraries
BruceChang at via.com.tw wrote:
> Hello Stefan:
> Attached file is the storage patch for the hardy with VIA's new chipset. Please kindly hel
> Thanks and Best Regards
> Bruce C. Chang(張祖明)
> VIA Technologies, Inc.
> Address: 1F, 531, Chung-Cheng Road, Hsin-Tien, 231 Taipei
> Tel: +886-2-22185452 Ext 7323
> Fax: +886-2-22186282
> Skype: Bruce.C.Chang
> Email: BruceChang at via.com.tw
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bader [mailto:stefan.bader at canonical.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 1:22 AM
> To: Bruce Chang
> Cc: tim.gardner at canonical.com; kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com; Joseph Chan
> Subject: Re: Integration request of VIA pata_via.c and sata_via.c which arealready in mainline kernel - Resend
> BruceChang at via.com.tw wrote:
>> Hello Tim and Stefan:
>> Thank you very much for your great support. Is it possible to
>> integrate it in Hardy too? You have long term support plan on this
>> version and VIA would like to support this version too.
> I just verified the patches for Hardy and Intrepid:
> * The pata patch could be accepted (after minor adaptions) but it also requires
> the following patch as prerequisite:
> From 28612e6b541ad7e3a492f42c1a18788031360af0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Tejun Heo <htejun at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:18:53 +0900
> Subject: [PATCH] pata_via: fix SATA cable detection on cx700
> The first port of cx700 is SATA. Fix cable detection.
> Intrepid has both patches already applied.
> * The sata patch does not apply to Hardy nor to Intrepid. This might be minor,
> however it is unclear whether it might require the following patch which
> is more intrusive:
> commit b9d5b89b487517cbd4cb4702da829e07ef9e4432
> Author: Tejun Heo <tj at kernel.org>
> Date: Wed Oct 22 00:46:36 2008 +0900
> sata_via: fix support for 5287
> This sounds like there are dependencies to the libata as well, which we
> should avoid for a stable release. Can you provide us a minimal patchset
> to get support for the sata bridges or verify whether just adding the
> new ID's to the drivers still works as expected?
>> Thanks and Best Regards
>> Bruce C. Chang(張祖明)
>> VIA Technologies, Inc.
>> Address: 1F, 531, Chung-Cheng Road, Hsin-Tien, 231 Taipei
>> Tel: +886-2-22185452 Ext 7323
>> Fax: +886-2-22186282
>> Skype: Bruce.C.Chang
>> Email: BruceChang at via.com.tw
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: kernel-team-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>> [mailto:kernel-team-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Tim Gardner
>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 7:38 AM
>> To: Bruce Chang
>> Cc: kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Subject: Re: Integration request of VIA pata_via.c and sata_via.c which arealready in mainline kernel - Resend
>> BruceChang at via.com.tw wrote:
>>> Hello Sirs: May I request your greate help to integrate the patch of
>>> pata_via.c(commit ID: e4d866cdea24543ee16ce6d07d80c513e86ba983) and
>>> sata_via.c (commit ID:6813952021a7820a505002de260bda36978671f7) which
>>> are already in 2.6.29-rc2/rc3 mianline kernel for the support of VIA
>>> VX855(Integrated chipset of NorthBridge and souchth bridge) and
>>> VT8261(southbridge)? It will be appreciated if they can be integrated
>>> into Jaunty / Intrepid / Hardy.
>>> Thanks and Best Regards
>>> ================================================= Bruce C. Chang(張祖明)
>>> VIA Technologies, Inc. Address: 1F, 531, Chung-Cheng Road,
>>> Hsin-Tien, 231 Taipei Tel: +886-2-22185452 Ext 7323 Fax:
>>> +886-2-22186282 Skype: Bruce.C.Chang Email: BruceChang at via.com.tw
>> Both commits are already in Jaunty.
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