[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] <ding> "Bring out your dead" <ding>...

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Tue Jun 26 09:08:20 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 08:03:34PM -0400, Paul Gortmaker wrote:

> In commit f6072452c903f2e4dcbae1230f8fbcbf058bd71a I tried to fix up
> arch/xtensa -- but looking at:

> 	http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/target/2029/

> you can see the defconfig has failed more often than not, going back to
> late 2008.  Is the arch dead?  Or does it have an active user base who
> just does not change version often (i.e. tied to a vendor SDK) and just
> no real regular maintenance?  I don't know.  Something worth learning.

Don't know if this applies to xtensa or not but a lot of the embedded
architectures and platforms have spotty upstreaming, often people are
tracking upstream moderately well but any practical usage will have a
whole pile out out of tree patches on top of it.

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