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SubjectRe: [klibc 00/43] klibc as a historyless patchset
Milton Miller wrote:
> As a historyless patchset, this gets the merge all wrong.
> If the reason to put this in tree is to keep the kernel just working
> then there is a great big hole of 40 patches for git bisect to find.
> On Jun 25, 2006, at 8:10 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> changes to the
>> main kernel code taken straight from the git history (as it is rather
>> few patches), and additions, grouped by rough divisions.
> If they are in the wrong order then that is not good enough.
> The patch names and descriptions are wrong because the are from
> the klibc git tree.
>> 01-add-klibckinit-to-maintainers-file.patch
>> 02-remove-root-mounting-code-from-the-kernel-.patch
>> 03-remove-parts-moved-to-kinit.patch
>> 04-support-klibcarch-being-different-from-the-main-arch.patch
> This looks to be 04-powerpc-set-klibc-arch
>> 05-need-to-export-ranlib-from-the-top-makefile.patch
>> 06-re-create-root-dev-too-many-architectures-need-it-.patch
> Make the "move stuff i need" and make it first
>> 07-eliminate-unnecessary-whitespace-delta-vs-linus-tree.patch
> I didn't look, this corrects whitespace before patching? ok early
>> 08-klibc-default-initramfs-content-stored-in-usrinitramfs-default.patch
>> 09-kbuild-support-single-targets-for-klibc-and-klibc-programs.patch
>> 10-remove-prototype-for-name-to-dev-t.patch
>> 11-enable-klibc-errlist.patch
> What does this do? No Help, no description, and doesn't trigger
> anything in this patch.
>> 12-enable-config-klibc-zlib-now-required-to-build-kinit.patch
> What does this do? No Help, no description, and doesn't do anything
> in the curreent patch


libc-$(CONFIG_KLIBC_ZLIB) += \
zlib/adler32.o zlib/compress.o zlib/crc32.o zlib/gzio.o \
zlib/uncompr.o zlib/deflate.o zlib/trees.o zlib/zutil.o \
zlib/inflate.o zlib/infback.o zlib/inftrees.o zlib/inffast.o

At this point, this is required by kinit, which is why it is not
possible to disable.

>> 13-uml-the-klibc-architecture-is-the-underlying-architecture.patch
>> 14-remove-in-kernel-nfsroot-code.patch
>> 15-default-klibcarch--arch.patch
>> 16-sparc64-transmit-arch-specific-options-to-kinit-via-arch-cmd.patch
>> 17-sparc32-transfer-arch-specific-options-to-arch-cmd.patch
> where is x86 and x86_64 ?
> oh you deleted and did not put that back

That's correct; I went around and talked to both x86 and sparc people,
and the x86 people uniformly announced rdev support as being obsolete;
the sparc people, however, continue to rely on being able to get data
from openprom.

>> 18-klibc-inkernel-merge-s390s390x-4.patch
> This patchname is meaningless.
> The description in the patch is worse.
> It looks like it should be 18-s390-set-klibcarch
> Hmm... i didn't find the patch removig usr/Makefile, just adding
> usr/Kbuild. usr/Kbuild should be a diff against the existing
> usr/Makefile, whcih can be renamed.

True. Git could work this out.

I have been reluctant to spend too much time on packaging, because I've
still had the issue of continue to maintain the out-of-tree distribution
(which includes usr/Kbuild) indefinitely. I need to spend some more
time scripting.


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