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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL linux-next] Add Compiler Attributes tree
Hi Stephen,

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 1:00 AM Stephen Rothwell <> wrote:
> Hi Miguel,
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 00:36:52 +0200 Dominique Martinet <> wrote:
> >
> > Miguel Ojeda wrote on Wed, Oct 03, 2018:
> > > As I have read, -next is supposed to be a vision of what the merge
> > > window will look like after merging everything, i.e. ideally -rc1. For
> > > that to work for files out-of-tree (like these ones, which are not
> > > maintained by a single tree), changes should be allowed to be stacked
> > > on each other; otherwise, we cannot handle conflicts :-(
> >
> > The rule is the same as with a regular mainline pull; I don't have the
> > reference at hand but in some recent-ish pull request Linus said he
> > prefers the stable version with the conflict, and optionally you can
> > provide a second branch with the conflict resolved for reference, but
> > the pull request should be based on something stable even if it has
> > conflicts
> >
> > If there is a conflict Stefen will resolve it like Linus/Greg would, and
> > the resolved bit will be carried over everyday so it's not much more
> > work -- exactly like a regular pull request for inclusion in the main
> > tree :)
> Exactly what Dominique said. I will fix up the conflict (unless it is
> a very complex conflict, in which case the author(s) should help) and
> the Linus (or Greg) will do the same. If you do depend on a patch in
> Andrew's series, what happens if that patch does not get sent to Linus
> during the merge window or Linus rejects it?

This doesn't depend on anything. Not sure what is all the fuss about
-- people got confused into thinking we had to drop a patch for some
reason. As explained in the first email, I simply rebased v5 (which is
based on top of rcX) to resolve the conflict myself (i.e. it does
*not* depend on changes in -next). If you are the one solving
conflicts yourself (which is what I asked in my second email), there
is no problem to begin with; I will simply send v6 to you and we are

When I sent the first email, I assumed that changes in -next were
supposed to be clean -- my mistake, but please document somewhere how
-next works! Specially that you are rerere'ing conflicts and
re-resolving them every day.

Then the discussion shifted to what to do with changes that actually
depend on other changes.


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