[Buildroot] RFC: toolchain wrapper for external toolchains

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Sun May 8 20:16:41 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:


 Thomas> I am not entirely happy with how things went with this patch
 Thomas> set. It touches a fairly major mechanism in the external
 Thomas> toolchain support, and it has been committed without an
 Thomas> official Acked-by from the most active contributor in this
 Thomas> area.

I understand your frustration and agree that this could have been
handled better.

 Thomas> Moreover, it has been committed only two days after the
 Thomas> proposal, a duration which is very short for the other
 Thomas> contributors to take the time to test the patches and give
 Thomas> their opinion. This is also very short compared to the amount
 Thomas> of time many other contributions have been waiting for being
 Thomas> merged. For example, have a look at the patch set I contributed
 Thomas> on April, 2nd
 Thomas> (http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2011-April/042309.html),
 Thomas> which is also something that has been discussed during the
 Thomas> FOSDEM meeting.

Yes. The config option rename is naturally massively intrusive, so I
didn't want to rush to apply it (E.G. see the recent discussion about
differing between what the toolchain has for ext toolchains and what we
want to enable - E.G. ipv6 support)

 Thomas> And finally, I am also unhappy because these changes were
 Thomas> broken in a basic way: the first test I did with a basic
 Thomas> CodeSourcery external toolchain failed (see the patch I just
 Thomas> sent). I don't, by far, claim to always post well-tested and
 Thomas> perfect patches. However, added to the very quick
 Thomas> post-to-commit delay and the absence of real ACK from other
 Thomas> contributors, it makes me a little bit unhappy.

I agree. I rushed things a bit too much because of other real life
issues and the fact that we're already late for -rc1. Sorry about this.

 Thomas> In the future, would it be possible to leave more time between
 Thomas> post and commit, for such major infrastructure changes ?


Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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