Upstream Linux TH1520 patch series

Maintainer Git Repos:

Palmer Dabbelt - (RISCV) - kernel/git/palmer/linux.git - palmer kernel tree - (v6.7.x-rc)
Conor Dooley - (dt) - kernel/git/conor/linux.git - conor's fork of linux.git - (v6.6-rc)

Mainline patch series:

Staged for Mainline:

Version SubSystem Commit
x x x

Mainline Status:

Version SubSystem Commit
v6.6-rc1 riscv: dts: thead: add BeagleV Ahead board device tree kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree
v6.5 riscv: dts: add initial T-HEAD TH1520 SoC device tree kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree

4 posts were split to a new topic: Licheepi4a - 6.5.x mainline

Hey Drew, I would like to better understand the current upstream status. I am not so much familiar with the kernel development process, so I am going to ask you some very stupid questions now - feel free to answer, whenever you have the time and leisure

So first of all, why did you post Palmer Dabbelt’s and Conor Dooley’s Git repos here? Because they are maintainser of RISC-V ARCHITECTURE, and device tree, RISC-V MISC SOC SUPPORT respectively? So if anyone would want to submit patches, they should base these patches on Palmer’s and Conor’s repositories, because they have the most current status regarding the TH1520 support?

Then you post some “mainline patch series”, which I guess are patches commited to the mailing list, which are currently discussed and not yet accepted? So if anybody would want to know their current status, they would have to observer the patches’s threads on the mailing list? Then you also post some patches which are now mainline? I tried to retrace one of your patch series:

So for example here is the v3 of your patches, which add a minimal device tree for the TH1520: [PATCH v3 0/2] riscv: Add BeagleV Ahead board support

You submitted them to the mailing lists “linux-riscv, devicetree, linux-kernel”, correct? A few days later, Conor Dooley did then commit the v3 of your patch series into his git repository: kernel/git/conor/linux.git - conor's fork of linux.git

Again a few days later, Arnd Bergmann takes you changes and combines them with other changes to this here, again in Conor Dooley’s repository: kernel/git/conor/linux.git - conor's fork of linux.git What exactly is that? A new commit, I guess, with a specific preamble (“Merge Tag”) to mark this as “to be merged” into the linux kernel?

And again a few days later, Linux Torvalds commits these changes combined with even more changes into his kernel git repository: kernel/git/conor/linux.git - conor's fork of linux.git

So this is then the point where your changes are considered really being “upstream”? So from the “6.6” in the commit title, I can assume that means, those changes are then inside Kernel version 6.6? At least if I double check that via elixir (th1520-beaglev-ahead.dts - arch/riscv/boot/dts/thead/th1520-beaglev-ahead.dts - Linux source code (v6.6) - Bootlin) your dts file is there, but in 6.5 “This file does not exist.”