[Buildroot] target/device/Atmel kernel patches

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Thu Jan 29 18:31:31 UTC 2009

tor 2009-01-29 klockan 17:54 +0100 skrev Peter Korsgaard:
> >>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:
>  Ulf> As I see it, you get the base kernel from www.kernel.org
> Yes, more or less directly, and that's fine for evaluation boards -
> But for real development on specialized hardware that's rarely enough,
> hence the need for either:
>  - Provide a way to add project specific patches on top
> OR
>  - Take the kernel from somewhere else (some other
>    cvs/svn/git/whatever repo).
> I suspect we need to support both.
>  Ulf> and if you dont want to host kernel patches for AT91,  then
>  Ulf> it will be no problem to download them from $(ATMEL_MIRROR).
>  Ulf> I just think there are other things in higher need of attention
>  Ulf> than removing these patches RIGHT NOW.
>  Ulf> I see that moving these patches from svn to a mirror should
>  Ulf> be done before the next release of buildroot.
> No, but we're doing a bunch of cleanups now - And as I mentioned before,
> the arch-arm directory seems a bit extreme as it is.

I much prefer that we avoid doing this under time pressure
and come to an agreememt on how to do a good implementation
after the first release.

> I don't think adding a bunch of special case handling to buildroot to
> download AT91 patches from somewhere is a better solution. We should
> rather generalize the setup so you can handle it outside BR and just
> point BR to a repo or a directory full of patches.

I am for generic solutions, but not at the expense of ease of use.
That is why it needs some pondering, before a solution is selected.

Ulf Samuelsson

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