svn commit: r211503 - head/sys/mips/atheros
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Aug 19 19:21:52 UTC 2010
In message: <4C6D80A0.4080901 at freebsd.org>
Andre Oppermann <andre at freebsd.org> writes:
: On 19.08.2010 20:42, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > In message:<4C6D6FD7.7060106 at freebsd.org>
: > Andre Oppermann<andre at freebsd.org> writes:
: > : On 19.08.2010 19:20, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > :> In message:<4C6D2933.9020306 at freebsd.org>
: > :> Andre Oppermann<andre at freebsd.org> writes:
: > :> : On 19.08.2010 13:53, Adrian Chadd wrote:
: > :> :> Author: adrian
: > :> :> Date: Thu Aug 19 11:53:55 2010
: > :> :> New Revision: 211503
: > :> :> URL: http://svn.freebsd.org/changeset/base/211503
: > :> :>
: > :> :> Log:
: > :> :> Add some initial AR724X chipset support.
: > :> :>
: > :> :> This is untested but should at least allow an AR724X to boot.
: > :> :
: > :> : Isn't this something that should be done on a project branch and
: > :> : merged back when in a good working state?
: > :>
: > :> We don't have a branch for mips stuff these days. This stuff is
: > OK,
: > :> since the AR724X is just being rolled out right now... For non
: > AR724x
: > :> systems, this won't affect anything...
: > :
: > : I was more concerned about tree breakage for non-tested code. When
: > : developing something bleeding edge it is often useful to just commit
: > : some stuff and have it sorted out later. In head this is more
: > : dangerous. A small AR724X development branch would be ideal for
: > : this. Branching is cheap with SVN these days.
: > Merging isn't that cheap with svn. The svn:mergeinfo properties make
: > them a pita. Given that this code won't break anything, except
: > possibly the now-unsupported AR724x, I think a branch would be
: > overkill. We'd have to drag that branch along all the time until we
: > can get actual hardware to test it on, which is a high overhead.
: Didn't know that branching and merging isn't that easy with SVN after
: all. This was one of the supposed benefits for switching from CVS.
: If there is no risk of head breakage I don't mind at all.
Branching is a lot easier and saner. But there's still a cost to
branching that must be weighed...
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