[PATCHv4 1/5] net/lwip: add lwip-external submodule

Maxim Uvarov maxim.uvarov at linaro.org
Wed Aug 2 10:03:04 CEST 2023

On Mon, 31 Jul 2023 at 04:06, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 28, 2023 at 7:09 PM Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 27, 2023 at 03:34:48PM +0300, Ilias Apalodimas wrote:
> >
> > > Tom, Simon
> > > are you ok with submodules on this one?
> >
> > Still punting on that question and waiting for commentary from
> > distribution people.
> I would prefer not to have to deal with submodules unless the required
> bits were pulled as part of the release tarball process where it
> wouldn't then matter to distributions.
> Peter

Ilias pointed to an interesting alternative which edk2 uses its git

git subtree add --prefix lib/lwip/lwip-external
https://git.savannah.nongnu.org/git/lwip.git master --squash
$ git log
commit 83488286d287e53fad1efbfe1d4f5dbf69202f4a (HEAD -> master)
Merge: 27b050e91d 120e0665c3
Author: Maxim Uvarov <maxim.uvarov at linaro.org>
Date:   Wed Aug 2 07:53:17 2023 +0000

    Merge commit '120e0665c37ec69d46c10fc341e253ae2e69afca' as

commit 120e0665c37ec69d46c10fc341e253ae2e69afca
Author: Maxim Uvarov <maxim.uvarov at linaro.org>
Date:   Wed Aug 2 07:53:17 2023 +0000

    Squashed 'lib/lwip/lwip-external/' content from commit 84fde1ebbf

    git-subtree-dir: lib/lwip/lwip-external
    git-subtree-split: 84fde1ebbfe35b3125fc2d89b8a456cbacf148e9

So it actually plases code of lwip.git into a subdirectory as a git
commit.  When you do git clone then all sources will be fetched.
No need for any additional commands after that. I vote for subtree instead
of plain code copy.


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