[alsa-devel] HG vs GIT
tdavis at dsl-only.net
Thu Feb 7 15:49:19 CET 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 14:48 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Thu, 7 Feb 2008 05:41:57 -0800 (PST),
> Trent Piepho wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > At Thu, 7 Feb 2008 05:10:27 -0800 (PST),
> > > > It would also be a huge PITA for developers who work on multiple
> > > > sub-systems. If I want to make a patch for an alsa driver, I have to
> > > > reboot into an alsa kernel? I try to go a few months between rebooting.
> > >
> > > Hm, what's the problem to pull alsa.git tree to your own working tree?
> > How do I test the driver if it's compiled with the kernel in the alsa.git
> > tree? I want to compile the driver against the kernel I'm running now.
> Well, I don't get your point. "git-pull alsa.git" onto your current
> kernel tree and make. Then you have the latest ALSA drivers for your
> current system...
> Of course, a subset tree like the current alsa-kernel would be much
> more handy. That's why I suggest to create the subset tree
> automatically from the linux kernel tree.
I do. I for one am using a canned distro (Mandriva 2008). I don't mess
with the kernel tree at all. I just build and test alsa by combining
the alsa-driver and alsa-kernel HG trees (same thing the daily snapshot
The advantage of this is I can test this snapshot on multiple
distributions without having to try to find a kernel git tree for each
distro (some barely give you the kernel headers package to build on).
For the work I do, having multiple kernel trees to test on would be
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