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

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Jun 27 16:21:08 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 26 June 2012, Frank Rowand wrote:
> Copying from the recent LinuxCon Japan presentation by Hisao Munakata
> (https://events.linuxfoundation.org/images/stories/pdf/lcjp2012_munakata.pdf)
> slides 13 and 14, code can be integrated to LTSI from:
>   - upstream (several cases)
>   - from SoC vendor
>     - from SoC vendor tree
>     - submitted upstream, still in review
>     - not mainlined, chip workaround
>   - from product producer, distribution
>     - in-house bug-fix
>     - private enhancement (with strict review)
>   - others
>     - not mainlined open-source project
>       - ideally mainline attempt has been made
>       - LTSI project will help re-attempt mainlining
>     - LF / CEWG funded open project

Right, this would not fit, unless the Linux Foundation were to fund a
project to host legacy code.

OTOH, provided we find a volunteer to run such a project, we could
make an "LTSO" kernel tree based on LTS that takes all the obsolete
drivers etc and maintains them for an extra 2 years, with the option
of forward-porting to the following LTSO release for anything that
has at least one hobbyist user around who is willing to do the porting.


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