[Buildroot] target/device/Atmel kernel patches

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Thu Jan 29 16:28:12 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
> board patches?
> 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
> cvs/svn/git/whatever repository).

As I see it, you get the base kernel from www.kernel.org
and if you dont want to host kernel patches for AT91,  then
it will be no problem to download them from $(ATMEL_MIRROR).
I just think there are other things in higher need of attention
than removing these patches RIGHT NOW.
I see that moving these patches from svn to a mirror should
be done before the next release of buildroot.

> >> 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

Best Regards
Ulf Samuelsson                ulf at atmel.com
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