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SubjectRe: Forked android kernel development from linux kernel mainline
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On Monday 08 November 2010 00:09:33 Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 04:44:48PM -0500, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> >> > [...]
> >>
> >> Just a small comment to say that Android is not the only one (but
> >> certainly the most visible, and thus easiest to bash on) not making
> >> effort to get their stuff in mainline. OpenWRT people are also
> >> maintaining their fork of the kernel, without even using git, and not
> >> contributing much to mainline (I'm certainly mistaken on that last
> >> comment).
> >
> > Isn't the openwrt stuff just drivers and some arch specific code?
> > Nothing that is core infrastructure, and nothing preventing them from
> > submitting the drivers and arch code if they want to, right?
>
> From what I can see, yes.
>
> > If so, why don't you submit it?
>
> because I have no knowledge on the code, nor have any documentation on
> the underlying hardware. That said, it's in my TODO, but stuff keeps
> getting in before this entry.
>
> >Why don't they?
>
> I just checked with some dev on IRC, there might be a time issue. The
> patches have been synced with 2.6.36 recently (a month ago). So
> there're still hope :)

Of course there is, but like I told you on IRC, the best way to gather
someone's attention is to talk to him. So far, you did not put openwrt-devel
in copy of this thread, you should have, we are not ignoring anyone's request
if made available.
--
Florian


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