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SubjectRe: Moving drivers into staging (was Re: [GIT PULL] SCSI fixes for 2.6.32-rc3)
On 14 Oct, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Stefan Richter <> wrote:
>> How well do "git am", "quilt import" and friends cope with ever
>> changing directories?

[Perhaps the -p option does the trick. And git-am could be done on a
temporary branch from before the move of the files.]

> Once a driver is in a tree it's in Git and git mv is easy. People
> working with Linux better familiarize themselves with Git workflow - the
> sooner the better.

Even if author and committer both work with git, they often use e-mail
to transfer patches.

> If it's not in tree then it will adopt to whatever layout there is once
> it gets into Greg's tree.

Many "good" drivers will start as "ugly" or "bad" ones.

>> How about using drivers/staging/this_driver/TODO and (or) its Kconfig
>> help text to leave a note about the plans for this driver?
> Well, the answer is obvious i think. Tell me, at a glance, if you see a
> patch on lkml, which one is for a staging driver to be obsoleted, and
> which one is the one going upstream real soon? The patches say:
> +++ a/drivers/staging/foo/x.c
> +++ a/drivers/staging/bar/y.c
> Then tell me the same at a glance if you see patches for:
> +++ a/drivers/staging/wip/x.c
> +++ a/drivers/staging/bad/y.c

Does this information matter much?

What's more interesting is whether development activity will _lead_ to a
driver being moved from bad or ugly to good.
Stefan Richter
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