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SubjectRe: [PATCH v15 0/9] Add io{read|write}64 to io-64-atomic headers
On 4/4/2018 4:38 AM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> What's the plan for getting it merged? Seems we don't have one?

Yeah, so far there is no plan. I'm not really sure who's attention I
need to get or how to get it.

> Given it touches two arches and generic stuff and drivers and crypto,
> it's a bit of a mess to merge. It's not really something I want to merge
> via the powerpc tree.


> Is there any way to split it? I couldn't immediately see what the hard
> dependencies were between the patches.

Yes, a couple of patches have already been taken by their maintainers
over the last few cycles.

> eg. It looks like I could take the two powerpc patches on their own for
> 4.17, and then the rest could go via other trees?

Yup! If you can take the powerpc patches I can keep trying to get the
rest in. They are largely independent and shouldn't really change
anything without the following patches.

> Is patch 1 stand alone?

Essentially, yes, but patch 5 depends on it seeing it's changing the
same area and is trying to avoid creating the same kbuild warnings that
patch 1 suppresses.

> The other option is to ask Andrew Morton to take it, as he often carries
> these cross-tree type series.

Thanks for the tip! I'll copy him when I repost it after the merge window.


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