OMAP patch merging process

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Various branches in linux-omap tree

  • master branch is the current snapshot of various topic branches
  • omap-fixes branch contains fixes queued up for Linus during the -rc cycle
  • for-next branch contains patches queued up for the next merge window
  • topic branches, such as dss2, dspbridge, and cbus contain patches not yet ready for merging

Patch submission checklist

  • Read Documentation/Submit* files in your kernel directory first
  • Run scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict on your patches
  • Make sure all patches compile (this is needed for git bisect to work)
  • Make sure other omaps don't break and keep compiling
  • Make sure you don't break other people's work
  • Send driver code to the right subsystem maintainer in MAINTAINERS file
  • Cc linux-omap@vger.kernel.org list for all the omap related patches
  • Send arch/arm/*omap*/ patches separately when possible
  • Send what can be sent as fixes during the -rc cycle
  • Prepare code for the next merge window early, the deadline for new code is -rc6

Merging patch sets using git

If you have several patches, the preferred way of merging them is to provide a git branch to pull from. If you provide a git branch, please use the following checklist:

  • Your branch is against the most recent stable kernel (or a recent -rc tag) of the mainline Linux tree. Not linux-omap master, or the PM branch.
  • Only if there are serious merge conflicts, you may need to rebase on the current omap-for-linus branch in the linux-omap tree
  • Your git is configured so the committer and author show up correctly
  • Each patch has a descriptive commit message, no empty patch comments please
  • Each patch passes checkpatch.pl --strict
  • Each patch builds to avoid breaking git bisect
  • Each patch boots with at least the omap2plus_defconfig
  • All patches have been posted to the relevant mailing lists for several days. For arch/arm/*omap*/* patches, you need to post to both linux-omap and linux-arm-kernel mailing lists
  • When your patchset is ready to be pulled, please post a pull request generated with git request-pull