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Date:	Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:29:39 +0200
From:	Alexander Holler <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,,
	Alessandro Zummo <>
Subject: Re: [rtc-linux] Re: [PATCH 3/9 v2] rtc: rtc-hid-sensor-time: delay
 registering as rtc into a work

Am 26.06.2013 23:34, schrieb Alexander Holler:
> Am 26.06.2013 21:55, schrieb Andrew Morton:
>> On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:39:36 +0200 Alexander Holler <> wrote:

>>> +static void hid_time_register_rtc_work(struct work_struct *work)
>>> +{
>>> +	struct hid_time_state *time_state =
>>> +		container_of(work, struct hid_time_workts, work)
>>> +			->time_state;
>>> +	struct platform_device *pdev = time_state->callbacks.pdev;
>> Ick.  When the initialisers overflow 80 cols, the fix is easy: don't
>> use initalisers:
>> 	struct hid_time_state *time_state;
>> 	struct platform_device *pdev;
>> 	time_state = container_of(work, struct hid_time_workts, work)->time_state;
>> 	pdev = time_state->callbacks.pdev;
> Sorry, but it's long ago since I had to use a DOS machine and I still
> don't use a phone to write source, therefor I'm not very skilled in
> writing readable source with meaningfull names in max. 72 (80-8) chars
> per line. But I will work hard to relearn those long forgotten skills,
> they might become handy again, when PCs with monitors got finally
> replaced by phones and tablets with small screens. ;)

To do other poor patch submitters which don't use a video terminal too a 
favor, I've decided it might make sense to describe the workflow which 
is responsible for the above stuff which makes you cry so often. It 
isn't that I don't know that I don't have to use initializers, I know C 
since 3 decades.

The following happens here:

- I'm writing source/patches without limiting myself to 80x25 chars.
- Then I'm executing the insulting and must be one of the most hated 
piece of software callled
- It tells me to place or delete spaces here and cut lines there.
- I do exactly that, while having my brain turned off (self-protection)

Therefor stuff the like the above happens. It isn't badwill, 
incompetence or inability.


Alexander Holler
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