On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 01:26:31PM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> As you probably know I posted patches for my ATI Xilleon port to this
> list several weeks ago. I am in the process of incorporating changes
> based on the feedback I received.
> I guess my question is fairly simple:
> What hurdles must I overcome in order to get the port added to linux-mips?
I'm trying to handle this no different than Linus or the other subsystem
maintainers. So, basically:
- Code should comply to Documentation/CodingStyle
- Code must be maintainable.
- There probably will be issues raised when posting patches. Fix them ...
- In general I won't consider patches for "one of" ports.
(You asked a general question, so this is a general answer. Obviously
this point isn't a problem for a SOC such as the Xilleon.)
- A platform is worthless without drivers, so I want to see drivers in a
shape where they're at least reasonably close to acceptable by the
respective subsystem maintainers.
- In the past it happened several times that people sent me their patches,
I applied them and that's about the last I ever heared and so without
no hardware, not hardware documentation and as always not enough time
code starts bitrotting away. I would realliy appreciate if in the
future submitters would make an attempt to invest a little work it takes
to keep their submitted code alive ...