[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Process issues, device model, stable
Rafael J. Wysocki
rjw at sisk.pl
Mon Jun 18 20:49:46 UTC 2012
On Sunday, June 17, 2012, Mark Brown wrote:
> I'd like to attend kernel summit this year. I can bring some fairly
> broad based embedded experience as both a contributor and a maintainer,
> mostly from bits of the system off the main SoC. I can also offer the
> perspective of a chip vendor in the consumer electronics space, covering
> things like our experiences with upstream and also the experience of
> working with our direct users, both in terms of their needs and in terms
> of advocating upstream approaches to them.
> The main issues that I care about are:
> - General process and tooling issues, especially around the things that
> come up in the embedded area where there's a bunch of things like
> like lots of cross tree dependencies which seem to be driving new
> processes like the arm-soc ones with dependency branches. Do we want
> to roll these things out more broadly?
> There are (as ever) a bunch of pain points at all levels, not that
> I've got any particularly bright ideas about most of them.
> - Dealing with mapping actual hardware interrelationships onto the
> device model, deferred probing covers a lot of the current pain
> points but there's other issues like bus bandwith management coming
> up and I've been noticing that different arches and SoCs have been
> taking slightly different approaches to how they use some of the
> generic APIs like runtime PM.
I think that covers the PM dependencies topic mentioned in my post, so I'm
definitely interested in it.
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