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Date:	Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:28:48 +0200
From:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:	cmroliv@...il.com, marcel@...tmann.org, pali.rohar@...il.com,
	kernel list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: patch "staging: remove nokia_hp4p driver

Hi!

> > > > What is going on here? I get flamed for not cleaning up the driver,
> > > > because I cleaned it up before merging to -staging. Ok, so I did more
> > > > cleanups, sent 3 cleanup patches, no reaction on those, and now I got
> > > > a note that you are going to remove the driver...?
> > > 
> > > For the 3 "cleanup" patches, the first one was rejected and you said to
> > > not include it, so I couldn't apply the others.
> > 
> > That was different series. I'm talking about:
> > 
> > [PATCH 1/3] staging: nokia_h4: switch to right types and use bdaddr_t
> > [PATCH 2/3] staging: nokia_h4: avoid __uX types
> > [PATCH 3/3] staging: use inlines where it makes sense
> > 
> > That is still valid and received no comments at all.
> 
> I didn't see those, were they mixed in with the previous ones?

Well, I did sent them in reply to discussion... Do you want me to
resend them?

> > > > Please don't, I'd still like to clean the driver up and get included,
> > > > as n900's are still under active use.
> > > 
> > > As the Bluetooth maintainer has said a number of times, he doesn't want
> > > the driver in the tree as it is not doing the correct things.  It's been
> > > a long time in the tree with no work on it at all, and I follow the
> > > suggestions of the maintainers of the subsystems that staging drivers
> > > follow.
> > 
> > You asked for more work and explained how easy it is to revert the
> > removal.
> > 
> > I did more work, you ignored it, and are removing the driver, anyway.
> 
> Those 3 patches do nothing to address the issues that the bluetooth
> maintainers have raised, right?

Bluetooth maintainers have raised a ton of issues, this addresses
"custom random address" part of them.

> > > I suggest cleaning this up  in your own tree, and then just submitting it
> > > for inclusion in the "normal" part of the kernel.  That way I'm not
> > 
> > ...creating a mess in the history, and fun merge problems for
> > people actually using the driver :-(. And yes, n900 people actually
> > are using it and have their own changes on top of it.
> 
> Look, the driver has been in my tree for a very long time with nothing
> done on it.  The bluetooth maintainer has asked me to remove it as it

Very long time == 1 kernel release. When single patch takes 20 days to
apply, I'd not characterise it as very long time.
									Pavel

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