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    Merge tag 'staging-4.9-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/staging · 41844e36
    Linus Torvalds authored
    Pull staging and IIO updates from Greg KH:
     "Here is the big staging and IIO driver pull request for 4.9-rc1.
    
      There are a lot of patches in here, the majority due to the
      drivers/staging/greybus/ subsystem being merged in with full
      development history that went back a few years, in order to preserve
      the work that those developers did over time.
    
      Lots and lots of tiny cleanups happened in the tree as well, due to
      the Outreachy application process and lots of other developers showing
      up for the first time to clean code up.  Along with those changes, we
      deleted a wireless driver, and added a raspberrypi driver (currently
      marked broken), and lots of new iio drivers.
    
      Overall the tree still shrunk with more lines removed than added,
      about 10 thousand lines removed in total. Full details are in the very
      long shortlog below.
    
      All of this has been in the linux-next tree with no issues. There will
      be some merge problems with other subsystem trees, but those are all
      minor problems and shouldn't be hard to work out when they happen
      (MAINTAINERS and some lustre build problems with the IB tree)"
    
    And furter from me asking for clarification about greybus:
     "Right now there is a phone from Motorola shipping with this code (a
      slightly older version, but the same tree), so even though Ara is not
      alive in the same form, the functionality is happening. We are working
      with the developers of that phone to merge the newer stuff in with
      their fork so they can use the upstream version in future versions of
      their phone product line.
    
      Toshiba has at least one chip shipping in their catalog that
      needs/uses this protocol over a Unipro link, and rumor has it that
      there might be more in the future.
    
      There are also other users of the greybus protocols, there is a talk
      next week at ELC that shows how it is being used across a network
      connection to control a device, and previous ELC talks have showed the
      protocol stack being used over USB to drive embedded Linux boards.
      I've also talked to some people who are starting to work to add a host
      controller driver to control arduinos as the greybus PHY protocols are
      very useful to control a serial/i2c/spio/whatever device across a
      random physical link, as it is a way to have a self-describing device
      be attached to a host without needing manual configuration.
    
      So yes, people are using it, and there is still the chance that it
      will show up in a phone/laptop/tablet/whatever from Google in the
      future as well, the tech isn't dead, even if the original large phone
      project happens to be"
    
    * tag 'staging-4.9-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/staging: (3703 commits)
      Staging: fbtft: Fix bug in fbtft-core
      staging: rtl8188eu: fix double unlock error in rtw_resume_process()
      staging:r8188eu: remove GEN_MLME_EXT_HANDLER macro
      staging:r8188eu: remove GEN_DRV_CMD_HANDLER macro
      staging:r8188eu: remove GEN_EVT_CODE macro
      staging:r8188eu: remove GEN_CMD_CODE macro
      staging:r8188eu: remove pkt_newalloc member of the recv_buf structure
      staging:r8188eu: remove rtw_handle_dualmac declaration
      staging:r8188eu: remove (RGTRY|BSSID)_(OFT|SZ) macros
      staging:r8188eu: change rtl8188e_process_phy_info function argument type
      Staging: fsl-mc: Remove blank lines
      Staging: fsl-mc: Fix unaligned * in block comments
      Staging: comedi: Align the * in block comments
      Staging : ks7010 : Fix block comments warninig
      Staging: vt6655: Remove explicit NULL comparison using Coccinelle
      staging: rtl8188eu: core: rtw_xmit: Use macros instead of constants
      staging: rtl8188eu: core: rtw_xmit: Move constant of the right side
      staging: dgnc: Fix lines longer than 80 characters
      Staging: dgnc: constify attribute_group structures
      Staging: most: hdm-dim2: constify attribute_group structures
      ...
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