Hi Jasmin, On Sunday, 4 February 2018 12:37:08 EET Jasmin J. wrote: > Hi Laurent! > > > Reviewed-by: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinch...@ideasonboard.com> > > THX! > Don't forget the "Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <a...@arndb.de>" (see Patchwork: > https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/patch/46464 ).
Sure. > > and taken into my tree for v4.17. > > When will this merged to the media-tree trunk? > In another month or earlier? As Hans explained, the v4.16 merge window is open. It should close in a week, and I'll then send a pull request to Mauro. > This issue was overlooked when merging the change from Arnd in the first > place. This broke the Kernel build for older Kernels more than two months > ago! I fixed that in my holidays expecting this gets merged soon and now > the build is still broken because of this problem. I had missed this patch as I wasn't CC'ed, until you pinged me directly. Please try to CC me when submitting uvcvideo patches in the future, otherwise there's a high chance I won't see them. > In the past Mauro merged those simple fixes soon and now it seems nobody > cares about building for older Kernels (it's broken for more than two months > now!). I mostly try to fix such issues in a short time frame (even on > vacation), but then it gets lost ... . Sorry, but this is frustrating! > > We don't talk about a nice to have fix but a essential fix to get the media > build system working again. Such patches need to get merged as early as > possible in my opinion, especially when someone else sent already an > "Acked-by" (THX to Arnd). > > I could have made this as a patch in the Build system also, but this would > be the wrong place, but then Hans would have merged it already and I could > look into the other build problems. Strictly speaking, building the media subsystem on older kernels is a job of the media build system. In general I would thus ask for the fix to be merged in media-build.git. In this specific case, as the mainline code uses both u64 and ktime_t types, I'm fine with merging your patch to use explicit conversion functions in mainline even if the two types are now equivalent. However, as this doesn't fix a bug in the mainline kernel, I don't think this patch is a candidate for stable releases, and should thus get merged in v4.17. It can also be included in media-build.git in order to build kernels that currently fail. -- Regards, Laurent Pinchart