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Date:	Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:55:09 +0200
From:	christophe leroy <>
To:	Linus Walleij <>
CC:	Grant Likely <>,
	"" <>,
	Roland Stigge <>,
	Mark Brown <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MAX7301 GPIO: Reverting "Do not force SPI speed when
 using OF Platform"

Le 23/08/2013 19:47, Linus Walleij a écrit :
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Christophe Leroy
> <> wrote:
>> This patch reverts commit 047b93a35961f7a6561e6f5dcb040738f822b892 which breaks
>> MAX7301 GPIO driver because that commit was dependant on a rejected patch that
>> was implementing selection of SPI speed from the Device Tree.
>> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
> Patch applied with Roland's ACK.
> But seriously, this is the kind of stuff that scares me a lot,
> when developers merge dependent patches into two different
> trees, that is just a recipe for chaos and me getting flamed
> by other kernel maintainers.
> There is *no* mention of this dependency in the other
> commit.

I'm very sorry for this mishap. If I didn't mention it in the commit, 
this is because when I developped the change I submitted you a few 
months back, I was not aware of that other patch. It looks like it has 
been in my company's kernel tree for years, therefore in my mind it was 
a standard feature of the kernel. It looks like nobody had tried and 
submitted it for inclusion previously.
That's thanks to Roland that I discovered it was indeed not a standard 
feature, then I tried to submit that patch a week ago and it was 
rejected by Stephen Warren for good reason.
For me it is a lesson learnt, and I'll make sure it doesn't happen again.

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