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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: Remove leftover dependencies on PPC_OF
On 04/16/2015 11:01 PM, Kevin Hao wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:20:59PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> powerpc qemu runs fail with the current upstream kernel.
>> Bisect points to commit 52d996270032 ("powerpc: kill PPC_OF").
>> Unfortunately, that commit did not remove all instances of PPC_OF.
>> Practical impact is that the serial driver used by powerpc qemu
>> targets is no longer built into the test kernel.
>
> Sorry for the break. This is a dependency issue. The patch 213dce3c17a6
> ("tty: kconfig: remove the superfluous dependency on PPC_OF") has already
> been merged into tty-next, but still not propagate to upstream yet. I failed
> to reminder Michael of this when the pulling request is sent to Linus.
>

Guess that explains why I don't see the breakage in linux-next.

This kind of problem seems to be happening a lot in this commit window.

Is there a new mechanism in place which requires splitting such series
into multiple parts ? Personally I preferred the "old" style, where
the entire series would have been handled by one maintainer, with Acks
from the others.

Guenter



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