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Date:	Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:12:10 +0200
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	Rob Herring <robherring2@...il.com>
Cc:	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
	Andrew Bresticker <abrestic@...omium.org>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	Kumar Gala <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
	David Daney <david.daney@...ium.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Linux-MIPS <linux-mips@...ux-mips.org>,
	Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@...tec.com>,
	Ian Campbell <ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@....com>,
	John Crispin <blogic@...nwrt.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
	Jayachandran C <jchandra@...adcom.com>,
	Paul Burton <paul.burton@...tec.com>,
	James Hogan <james.hogan@...tec.com>,
	"devicetree@...r.kernel.org" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] MIPS: Move device-tree files to a common location

On Sunday 24 August 2014 18:43:35 Rob Herring wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 03:56:42PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >>
> >> Another argument is that we plan to actually move all the dts files out of
> >> the kernel into a separate project in the future. We really don't want to
> >> have the churn of moving all the files now when they get deleted in one
> >> of the next merge windows.
> >
> > To be honest, I don't see that happening within the forseeable
> > future. Some of us maintainers like talking about this, but everyone who
> > actually develops have nightmares about this scenario. Nobody knows how
> > it'll be done without causing some real serious impact on productivity.
> >
> >> I don't know if we talked about whether that move should be done for
> >> all architectures at the same time. If that is the plan, I think it
> >> would be best to not move the MIPS files at all but also wait until
> >> they can get removed from the kernel tree.
> >
> > If MIPS can restructure now before things start growing, then I'd really
> > recommend that they do so and not hold off waiting on some event that
> > might never happen. 
> 
> Yes, I agree on both points.
> 

Ok, fair enough.

	Arnd
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