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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build: sync Kconfig with Linux v4.17

>>> On 22.06.18 at 00:24, <dougtrav@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >>> Working patch by patch isn't feasible because of the renames.
>> >> 
>> >> I don't understand - how does path/file naming conflict with working
>> >> patch by patch? Surely a relatively simple sed command could be used
>> >> to change the paths in each patch according to our tree layout. That's
>> >> basically what I'm doing with the MWAIT idle driver; granted, that's just
>> >> a single file.
>> > 
>> > Its 106 commits between the last time I got this in sync. We also don’t 
>> > have 
>> > kbuild and we have a little shim file to map things to our build system so 
>> > for each patch I would have to implement some of those regressions.
>> Well, I still don't understand: You had to make those 106 commits apply
>> to your tree as well in order to have create the patch you've submitted.
>> Whatever you did (even if you created a giant patch first and massaged
>> that one), the same could have been done for the individual commits. If
>> this indeed takes more than a simple sed invocation, perhaps it would be
>> worth adding a little script to our repo doing just that?
> So I didn't take those 106 commits individually as it was indicated that
> would have been NACKed.

Interesting. Were there any reasons indicated why that would be?

> I didn't even use git proper, I ultimately checked
> out the tag in my linux.git and used cp to copy the files over that I
> mentioned in the commit message. Then I removed the files that went away
> in Linux. I then attempted to build it and fixed up paths and other
> snippets until it all worked. Its a manual process in its very nature.
> Originally when I proposed bringing in Kconfig I had used a script
> that maintained things in the same paths as Linux and indeed allowed us
> to just pull in patches from Linux. I believe the original RFC for
> adding Kconfig started with Linux v4.1 or v4.2 and I had used that
> script to update the final version to v4.3. This was ultimately not used
> because the Xen-specific changes we make (e.g. paths changed, removal of
> tests, use of Config.mk) that ultimately this a manual process.
> Ultimately are you looking for v2 to be which of the following:
> - a series of 106 patches where each one is editted with the necessary
>   changes to make it work standalone (e.g. paths fixed, removal of
>   tests)

This is what I personally would prefer. But seeing that you say others
objected to this approach already, I'm not sure what to suggest.

> - the current patch with details about the process documented in
>   README.source (which is a Xen specific file) and an expanded commit
>   message

This would be a minimal requirement of mine.


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