[i2c] Problem with restricted I2C algorithms in kernel 2.6.26!

Adrian Bunk bunk at kernel.org
Sun Aug 10 13:07:05 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 10:52:05AM -0700, Trent Piepho wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Aug 2008, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:41:10 -0700 (PDT), Trent Piepho wrote:
> > > Expecting every developer to keep abreast of linux-next and the tens of
> > > thousands of patches it gets just isn't realisitic.
> > >
> > > The embedded platforms I develop on won't run linux-next.  Continuously
> > > porting them to linux-next is simply impossible.  The man hours required to
> > > do that would be staggering.
> >
> > Once again a "believe me it's impossible" without any good reason
> > given. I fail to see why embedded platforms would be any different from
> > other platforms or subsystem trees. Please enlighten me.
> Because they usually require lots of additional patches that aren't in the
> kernel.  Sometimes embedded developers try to get these patches into the
> mainline kernel, but some maintainers aren't interested in accepting
> patches that don't appear to be useful to desktop users.

The last thing mustn't happen.

Can you give examples?



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

More information about the i2c mailing list