[Buildroot] [PATCH] u-boot: Allow to specify a list of patches

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Jul 15 20:35:52 UTC 2014

Dear Yann E. MORIN,

On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:13:36 +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> The more I think about it, the more I find our policy to require
> PKG-prefixed patches to be really cumbersome, since the patches already
> are in a subdir named PKG/

Actually, me too. It prevents the output of "git format-patch" from
being directly used as patches.

> Of course, we're enforcing this naming scheme in BR2_GLOBAL_PATCH_DIR to
> be in sync with what we do for our bundled patches.
> But still, if patches were just named NNNN-title.patch, that would be as
> efficient at sorting the patches. The PKG- prefix is not really
> required, and indeed can cause some troubles with some use-cases, such
> as yours.
> Thomas, was there a specific reason we wanted the patches to be
> PKG-prefixed? If not, would it make sense to just accept patches without
> a PKG-prefix?

I honestly don't remember what was the reasoning behind that. Arnout

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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