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Date:	Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:37:20 +0100
From:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>
To:	Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>
Cc:	gregkh@...e.de, linux-usb-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] usb/serial/oti6858.c: cleanups

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 09:40:43PM +0100, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Montag 05 November 2007 schrieb Adrian Bunk:
> > This patch containsthe following cleanups:
> > - make the needlessly global send_data() static
> > - an author without anemail address is OK, not a FIXME
> 
> That should be up to the author. If he thinks it should be there it might
> be worth a FIXME

I would be very surprised if the reason for these FIXMEs was different 
from the driver submitter not knowing a current address of the author...

> > - directly put the IDs into the id_table
> 
> Why?

I don't have a strong opinion on this one, but my impression was that 
there's generally a move away from using once-used #define's for such 
stuff.

> > - remove the now-empty oti6858.h
> > - kill the pointless driver version number
> 
> Why? There might be a new version in the future. If the author put
> it there he might have had his reasons.

A version number makes sense when there's a maintainer who is 
maintaining and using it to identify different versions of a driver.

But some ancient version number that contains less information than
"the version of this driver shipped with kernel 2.6.xy" doesn't have any 
value.

> 	Regards
> 		Oliver

cu
Adrian

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       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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