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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ARM: configs: drop unused BACKLIGHT_GENERIC option
On 01/12/2020 14:40:53+0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 07:50:25PM +0000, ZHIZHIKIN Andrey wrote:
> > From Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>:
> > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 03:21:33PM +0000, Andrey Zhizhikin wrote:
> > > > Commit 7ecdea4a0226 ("backlight: generic_bl: Remove this driver as it is
> > > > unused") removed geenric_bl driver from the tree, together with
> > > > corresponding config option.
> > > >
> > > > Remove BACKLIGHT_GENERIC config item from all ARM configurations.
> > > >
> > > > Fixes: 7ecdea4a0226 ("backlight: generic_bl: Remove this driver as it
> > > > is unused")
> > > > Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Andrey Zhizhikin
> > > > <andrey.zhizhikin@leica-geosystems.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > arch/arm/configs/at91_dt_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/cm_x300_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/colibri_pxa300_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/jornada720_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/magician_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/mini2440_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/omap2plus_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/pxa3xx_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/qcom_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/sama5_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/sunxi_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/tegra_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > arch/arm/configs/u8500_defconfig | 1 -
> > > > 13 files changed, 13 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > You need to send it to arm-soc maintainers, otherwise no one might feel
> > > responsible enough to pick it up.
> >
> > Good point, thanks a lot!
> >
> > I was not aware of the fact that there is a separate ML that should
> > receive patches targeted ARM SOCs. Can you (or anyone else) please
> > share it, so I can re-send it there as well?
>
> It's not a mailing list as such (with archives etc.), just an alias to
> the arm-soc maintainers: arm@kernel.org.
>
> > > Reviewed-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>
> > >
> > > +CC Arnd and Olof,
> > >
> > > Dear Arnd and Olof,
> > >
> > > Maybe it is worth to add arm-soc entry to the MAINTAINERS file?
> > > Otherwise how one could get your email address? Not mentioning the
> > > secret-soc address. :)
>
> I tried to convince them before, it didn't work. I guess they don't like
> to be spammed ;).

The first rule of arm-soc is: you do not talk about arm@ and soc@

> Or rather, SoC-specific patches, even to defconfig,
> should go through the specific SoC maintainers. However, there are
> occasional defconfig patches which are more generic or affecting
> multiple SoCs. I just ignore them as the arm64 defconfig is usually
> handled by the arm-soc folk (when I need a defconfig change, I go for
> arch/arm64/Kconfig directly ;)).
>

IIRC, the plan was indeed to get defconfig changes through the platform
sub-trees. It is also supposed to be how multi_v5 and multi_v7 are
handled and they will take care of the merge.

--
Alexandre Belloni, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

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