[LinuxBIOS] Not so good news (Was: good news)

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Aug 3 21:55:36 CEST 2006

Jordan Crouse wrote:

> Ron - you'll have to decide if you want to apply this to LinuxBIO or not -
> and then we'll just use the new revision.

There's no problem applying these patches.

I go with a fixed rev of linuxbios for OLPC because I want to avoid the 
'broken tip of tree' experience. Every once in a while somebody busts a 
linuxbios build for a given platform due to things you can't always 
foresee. So, by using a fixed version of linuxbios, we can ensure that 
anyone who uses buildrom is guaranteed to get a working flash image.

> This scares me - I don't like that we can't easily control the behavior here
> without patches (that would have to be updated every time we change 
> revisions).

I think I'm not sure what you mean. Our goal should be to have a 
known-good, patch-free svn rev of linuxbios to use for buildrom.

I don't like local patches.


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