[PATCH v2 RESEND 0/5] Support autoloading of non-PCI drivers

David Airlie airlied at redhat.com
Mon Jul 7 14:45:41 PDT 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Packard" <keithp at keithp.com>
> To: "Thierry Reding" <thierry.reding at gmail.com>, "Dave Airlie" <airlied at redhat.com>
> Cc: "Rob Clark" <robdclark at gmail.com>, "David Herrmann" <dh.herrmann at gmail.com>, "Aaron Plattner"
> <aplattner at nvidia.com>, xorg-devel at lists.x.org
> Sent: Tuesday, 8 July, 2014 5:04:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 RESEND 0/5] Support autoloading of non-PCI drivers
> Thierry Reding <thierry.reding at gmail.com> writes:
> >> Changes in v2:
> >> - address review comments from Aaron Plattner:
> >>   - drivers matched by OutputClass take precedence over other drivers
> >>   - fix typos in manpage, start sentences on new lines
> >>   - make error messages more readable
> This seems like a really useful set of changes, but I'm having a hard
> time justifying merging it for the 1.16 release, given that we were
> supposed to be done with that last week.
> Would it pain anyone greatly if we just released 1.16 from master in the
> next day or so and then merged these changes into master and potentially
> included it in a 1.16.1 version later on?

I'm assuming they don't break API/ABI,

but I'd at least want to see these changes in a pre-release before the major release
so we can make sure they don't have any major regressions, or interactions
with binary drivers.

I don't think 1.16.1 is suitable, I think extend 1.16 by two weeks, and shove
another pre-release out the door, so we can stick it in rawhide for a least a week.


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