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Date:	Wed, 4 Jul 2012 08:11:05 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-usb@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Using interface number probing for usbnet drivers before 3.6-rc1?

On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 04:50:53PM +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> writes:
> > On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 01:19:35PM +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> >> David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> writes:
> >> > From: Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>
> >> > Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:26:54 +0200
> >> >
> >> >> Is waiting for 3.6-rc1 the best alternative, or is cherry-picking them
> >> >> an option?
> >> >
> >> > I'm extremely reluctant to have a dependency on another tree.
> >> >
> >> > The USB tree, on the other hand, could pull the net-next tree
> >> > in so you can continue your dependent work there.
> >> 
> >> Hello Greg,
> >> 
> >> I know I said I would be more careful about cross-tree dependencies, but
> >> here I am again...
> >> 
> >> The context is: How should I proceed with interface number based probing
> >> for usbnet drivers, in particular qmi_wwan which already has a few
> >> patches in net-next?
> >> 
> >> I see two possible remaining options:
> >> 
> >>  1) you pull the net-next changes into usb-next so that I can do the
> >>     work against usb-next now, or
> >>  2) I wait for 3.6-rc1 and do the work against the net tree after
> >>     3.6-rc1 is merged there
> >> 
> >> I have decided to go for option #2 unless either of you have other
> >> preferences, as I believe that is going to cause the least work and
> >> merge trouble for you both.
> >
> > What about:
> >    3) You send the usb interface number matching patches again for them
> >    to be included in the net-next tree as well, causing duplicates to be
> >    in linux-next, but allowing you to send your patches into net-next.
> >
> > That is what we have done at times for other patches, and if David is ok
> > with it, so am I.  Odds are, the merge will happen automatically, but if
> > not, I can handle it when 3.6-rc1 comes around.
> >
> > Sound good?
> 
> I could have misunderstood, but I thought that was out of the question
> given that David didn't want to cherry-pick them from usb-next.

Well, I said to email them again, which makes it easier for David, but
if he doesn't want to do that, then you will have to wait for option 2
above, sorry.

greg k-h
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