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Date:	Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:36:43 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 08/16] virtio_net: drop config_enable

From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:49:15 +0300

> On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 03:02:38PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
>> From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
>> Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 19:07:13 +0300
>> > Now that virtio core ensures config changes don't arrive during probing,
>> > drop config_enable flag in virtio net.
>> > On removal, flush is now sufficient to guarantee that no change work is
>> > queued.
>> > 
>> > This help simplify the driver, and will allow setting DRIVER_OK earlier
>> > without losing config change notifications.
>> > 
>> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
>> It's hard for people on the networking side to review these changes
>> since you haven't CC:'d them on any of the postings necessary to
>> understand the context of the net/ and drivers/net/ changes.
>> Please at a minimum CC: everyone on your header [PATCH 0/N] posting
>> so we know at least at a high level what is going on, and why.
>> Thanks.
> It's a bit tricky for large patchsets - if I add everyone to 0/N
> then vger isn't happy with Cc list that is too large.
> What is your advice here? Cc just mailing lists on 0/N?
> FWIW this patchset is inteded for the virtio tree.

CC: mailing lists and "focus" developers, a small carefully selected
group of people who would be strongly interested in this change.

I really don't understand why this is so complicated, I've never run
into a situation where I had to CC: 200 people in my two decades of
kernel development :-/
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