i2c cvs repository status

Mark Studebaker mds4 at verizon.net
Sat Dec 20 16:04:28 CET 2003

I understand.
I didn't expect it to be included in the 2.4 patch;
you're working off of the 2.8.2 release, right?

The 'big idea' is to get some testing of the patch
in the 2.4 world, then submit a 2.6 version of the patch to Greg.
The patch came in to us against 2.4 so it's much easier
to do it this way.


Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> I can see that you have just been committing important changes to the
> i2c CVS repository. What's the big idea?
> This repository is meant to be Linux-2.4 compatible. I'm having a hard
> time these days trying to commit older changes into Linux-2.4 itself,
> before it is too late for such changes to ba accepted. You have to
> realize that once the Linux-2.4 kernel will have been placed into frozen
> mode (and this is supposed to happen as 2.4.24 is released), no more
> changes but bug fixes (and possibly code cleanups) will be accepted. I
> already doubt I'll be in time to commit all the changes before the
> deadline. What if you now start adding more new stuff in there?
> Let me be clear. Whatever is added to the i2c CVS repository by now
> (including your recent "emulation patch") is *not* going to go into 2.4.
> So what's the point in commiting it? New stuff should go into the 2.6
> kernel. With the release of the 2.6 kernel, 2.4 is no more the place for
> development. And the i2c CVS repository as it exists today (well, as it
> existed yesterday) has no other purpose but to be integrated into Linux
> 2.4. What is not accepted into 2.4 will more likely be lost forever
> unless it is ported to Linux 2.6.

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