Re: radeonfb patch for 2.4.22...
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 13:30:16 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 wrote:
> >
> > Hi Marcelo,
> >
> > Is there any particular reason why you decided to merge Ben H.'s radeonfb
> > update instead of the one I sent you?
> I've decided to CC lkml because I think there are other people interested
> in this discussion.
> I merged his version because he sent me your update (0.1.8) plus his code
> (which are useful fixes he has been working on).

Which is what the original 0.1.8 patch included, his fixes were included.

> It seems things are broken now due to a missing header, but he also sent
> me that.

There was no missing header, if you see the patch I sent you (about 3
times), the header file is in there.

> Do you have any objections to his fixes ?

Besides the obvious version changes and difficulty maintaining a driver
where anyone seems to be able to change it in the official tree, the
objections were deteremined and fixed in the patch I sent you.

Refresh my memory as it seems things have changed in kernel patch
submission process:

There is someone called a driver author or maintainer, this person
recieves patches for fixes from various people, he/she then compiles them
into a single patch and submits it to the kernel tree maintiner. However
nowdays it seems the kernel tree maintainer has the descretion to accept
patches from anyone how puts up a fight, is this the case nowdays?

If so then please let me know, so I don't waste anymore of my time on this
driver and let someone else play these silly games and maintain it.


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