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Date:	Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:12:50 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:	Hau <hau@...ltek.com>
Cc:	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	nic_swsd <nic_swsd@...ltek.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] r8169:add support for RTL8168EP

Hau <hau@...ltek.com> :
[...]
> Do you mean I should collect similar hardware parameters setting into one
> function ? or I should set hardware parameters according to hardware
> feature support version?

static void r8168dp_ocp_write(...)
[...]

static void r8168ep_ocp_write(...)
[...]

static void ocp_write(...)
{
	switch (...
	case ...
		r8168dp_ocp_write

	case ...
		r8168ep_ocp_write
[...]

static void rtl8168dp_driver_start(...)
[...]

static void rtl8168ep_driver_start(...)
[...]

etc.

Nothing more. At some point the helpers themselves may turn into data
struct members. Things don't need to be immediately right - if ever.
However you really want to avoid unrelated changes in your patches:
shuffling code and changing features at the same time hurts reviews,
late regression hunts, backports, etc.

-- 
Ueimor
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