[parisc-linux] dump driver for parisc-linux: patch vs CVS
Mon, 04 Feb 2002 10:40:39 -0700
Bruno Vidal wrote:
> I've a dump driver available for 2.4.17-pa3 and I'll
> upgrade my source to latest CVS bits and redo the
> modifications. But do you think it is possible to
> put in the CVS these modifications ?
As Randolph noted, we need to see the diff and what was changed
in the generic kernel. Is the kernel and user space code GPL?
> I have modified:
The last four might cause trouble....
> And I've added:
and we need to ask 2.4 maintainer if this can be added upstream too...
> So my question:
> -Do you think it is a good idea to have a dump driver available
> in the standart kernel ?
I do. But it's really up to linus/et al to decide that.
I can choose to commit this code to *our* tree (parisc-linux) only.
(and that's really not just my decision - need some consensus)
> -If yes, who is able to do the code review, and put this dump
> module in the CVS ?
Ideally, I'd like to see outstanding non-arch code changes merged
upstream first.. Otherwise, I don't mind maintaining that code in our tree.