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Re: [PATCH v7 0/8] Pegasos2 emulation

From: Laurent Vivier
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 0/8] Pegasos2 emulation
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:55:52 +0100
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Le 16/03/2021 à 13:24, BALATON Zoltan a écrit :
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2021, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>> Le 16/03/2021 à 12:49, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé a écrit :
>>> On 3/16/21 10:01 AM, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>>>> Le 15/03/2021 à 13:33, BALATON Zoltan a écrit :
>>>>> On Sat, 13 Mar 2021, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, 10 Mar 2021, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>> I've started posting this series well in advance to get it into 6.0 and 
>>>>>> yet it seems like it may
>>>>>> be missing it due to organisational issues (no real complaints were 
>>>>>> found with patches but
>>>>>> Philippe seems to like more review that does not seem to happen as 
>>>>>> nobody is interested). Looks
>>>>>> like David is waiting for an ack from Philippe but will be away next 
>>>>>> week so if this is not
>>>>>> resolved now it may be too late on Monday. To avoid that:
>>>>>> David, could you please send an ack before you leave for the last two 
>>>>>> patches so it could get
>>>>>> committed via some other tree while you're away?
>>>>>> Philippe, if you can't ack the vt82c686 patches now are you OK with 
>>>>>> taking the whole series via
>>>>>> your tree before the freeze? That would give you some more days to 
>>>>>> review and it could always be
>>>>>> reverted during the freeze but if it's not merged now I'll have to wait 
>>>>>> until the summer to
>>>>>> get it
>>>>>> in again which would be another long delay. I don't think this will get 
>>>>>> more reviews unless it's
>>>>>> in master and people can start using and testing it better.
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> Since David seems to be away for this week before seeing my mail asking 
>>>>> for an ack from him, now
>>>>> this can only get in by Philippe or Peter. (David said before he'd be OK 
>>>>> with the series if
>>>>> Philippe
>>>>> acked it so I think that can count as an implicit ack and it could always 
>>>>> be reverted before the
>>>>> releease.)
>>>>> Philippe, do you have anything against this to get merged now? If not 
>>>>> please send a pull or ack it
>>>>> so it has a chance to be in 6.0 or tell if you still intend to do 
>>>>> anything about it before the
>>>>> freeze. This series was on the list since January and the remaining parts 
>>>>> you did not take are
>>>>> here
>>>>> since February 22nd and the version after your first review since two 
>>>>> weeks so it would be nice to
>>>>> sort this out and not block it any further without a good reason.
>>>> Pegasos looks like a New World PowerMac, so perhaps Mark can help?
>>> The PPC part is mostly reviewed. The problem is the first patch:
>>> "vt82c686: Implement control of serial port io ranges via config regs".
>> vt82c686.c is a Fuloong 2E file, why Fuloong 2E maintainers are not involved 
>> in the review?
> Philippe is MIPS maintainer and he was involved and reviewed most patches. 
> Huacai did not respond
> much and Jiaxun's email adress is constantly stripped by the list so whenrver 
> I add him it will be
> lost the next time. He seems to be more interested in Fuloong 3 anyway so did 
> not respond much either.
> All in all I think there's just not enough interest in these machines/devices 
> so my stance is that
> if it does not break anything just take it now and then we'll have enough 
> time for further review,
> fixing or reverting during the freeze. Whereas if this is kept pushing back 
> then nothing will happen
> with them for the next 2-3 months then we'll be back to here and miss the 
> next release as well.

The PATCH 1 doesn't seem to be needed to have a working Pegasos 2 machine, does 

If the problem is only with the first patch perhaps you can remove it to have 
it merged and come
back later with a cleaner implementation (it is presented to be a hack)?

I think PATCH 6 can already be merged, and PATCH 2 can be done outside of the 
series as a pre-requisite.

Then it will be easier to manage a series only adding devices for your new 


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