[Buildroot] target/device/Atmel kernel patches
jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Jan 29 16:03:20 UTC 2009
>>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:
>> We already have a situation where more than half the size of buildroot
>> is patches, continuing to grow this is not a workable situation.
Ulf> I agree with this, but the solution I want to see is that you
Ulf> only keep the latest patches in the tree,
Ulf> and as we introduce new kernel versions we
Ulf> let older patches slip into the mirror server.
I don't see why we the buildroot project should mirror random obsolete
And again, things should get pushed upstream so we only carry patches
for (not-yet-applied-upstream) bugfixes.
Ulf> I just want them to build as long as possible.
Why can't people just continue to use an old buildroot release or
store their (project specific) board patches outside buildroot?
>> If people want to use an old kernel they can maintain it outside of
>> buildroot or in their local buildroot tree.
Ulf> I want to give people the capability to build old kernel
Ulf> with a new root fs.
No problem if we make it possible to get the kernel from somewhere
else (for most commercial projects probably a local
>> I do agree we should make it easier to build u-boot / linux from a
>> non-mainline svn/git/whatever tree, that's something I will work on
>> after the release.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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