[Buildroot] target/device/Atmel kernel patches

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Thu Jan 29 15:27:10 UTC 2009

> We already have a situation where more than half the size of buildroot
> is patches, continuing to grow this is not a workable situation.
I agree with this, but the solution I want to see is that you
only keep the latest patches in the tree,
and as we introduce new kernel versions we
let older patches slip into the mirror server.

I just want them to build as long as possible.
I do not suggest that we spend time on testing od kernels.
Ideally each distribution focus on a single kernel.

> If people want to use an old kernel they can maintain it outside of
> buildroot or in their local buildroot tree.

I want to give people the capability to build old kernel
with a new root fs.

If they want to build old kernel with old rootfs,
then they have to handle that on their own.

> 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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