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Date:	Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:14:36 +0100
From:	Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>
To:	linux-usb-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net
Cc:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>, gregkh@...e.de,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [linux-usb-devel] [2.6 patch] usb/serial/oti6858.c: cleanups

Am Montag 12 November 2007 schrieb Adrian Bunk:
> 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...

Is there any evidence the author didn't submit it?

> > > - 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.

Well, vendor IDs should be centralised.

> > > - 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.

Very well.

	Regards
		Oliver
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