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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:17:47 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
To:	Nick Krause <xerofoify@...il.com>,
	Levente Kurusa <lkurusa@...hat.com>
CC:	Tony Luck <tony.luck@...il.com>,
	Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>,
	Doug Thompson <dougthompson@...ssion.com>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
	"m.chehab@...sung.com" <m.chehab@...sung.com>,
	Linux Edac Mailing List <linux-edac@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] edac: Remove fixmes in e7xxx_edac.c

On 07/22/2014 11:25 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Levente Kurusa <lkurusa@...hat.com> wrote:
>> 2014-07-22 19:40 GMT+02:00 Nick Krause <xerofoify@...il.com>:
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> Tony,
>>>
>>> What is the value of Page shift then ? If you can tell me it would be
>>> much easier for
>>> me to fix this.
>>> Cheers Nick
>>
>> Nick,
>>
>> Help is always welcome. However, what you are doing is effectively a
>> waste of time for you and for the maintainers as well, and hence cannot
>> be called help. You are writing emails that make absolutely no sense at all.
>> If you want to help us out, please consider learning three things:
>>
>> * The language that the kernel is written in: C
>> * The language that most kernel developers understand: English
>> * The environment the kernel is (in most cases) written in: UNIX
>>
>> If you had known these, then:
>>
>> * ... you would have already known that FIXMEs exist for a reason which is
>>    not at all simple.
>>
>> * ... you would have understood that fixing FIXMEs without ANY reasoning and
>>    asking about it is completely useless and wastes precious maintainer time.
>>
>> * ... you could have used grep for finding out PAGE_SHIFT and not need to ask
>>    for it.
>>
>> Nick. Look, it is good that you are enthusiastic. However, this kind
>> of 'work' gives
>> you an undesirable reputation, which is {IF FROM:xerofoify@* THEN TRASH}...
>>
>> If you really want to help out, I suggest you to find yourself a piece
>> of hardware from
>> the store and try to write a driver for it. That way, you will learn
>> how it all works, and if
>> you are intelligent enough then you might get a "Kernel Job - Payed"
>> like you asked us
>> for them in November.
>>
>> Until then, please stop trying for FIXMEs. They will not get you a
>> commit in the kernel
>> 99% of the time.
>>
>> Hope you understand,
>>
>> Levente Kurusa
> 
> 
> Levente,
> 
> I understand what your saying and I should have searched for Page shift.

so you know that PAGE_SHIFT is not always 12?

> In addition I am already got commits in the kernel for fix mes so I feel
> that your comment on fix mes is incorrect.

what is your goal?


-- 
~Randy
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