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Date:	Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:43:59 +0100
From:	Rickard Strandqvist <>
To:	Larry Finger <>
Cc:	Brett Rudley <>,
	Arend van Spriel <>,
	Hante Meuleman <>,
	Kalle Valo <>,
	Fabian Frederick <>,
	"" <>,,
	Network Development <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] brcm80211: brcmsmac: dma: Remove some unused functions

2015-01-04 7:21 GMT+01:00 Larry Finger <>:
> On 01/03/2015 06:47 PM, Rickard Strandqvist wrote:
>> Removes some functions that are not used anywhere:
>> dma_txflush() dma_txsuspended()
>> This was partially found by using a static code analysis program called
>> cppcheck.
>> Signed-off-by: Rickard Strandqvist
>> <>
>> ---
>>   drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmsmac/dma.c |   19 -------------------
>>   drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmsmac/dma.h |    2 --
>>   2 files changed, 21 deletions(-)
> Just because file dma.c is involved, it does not need to be, nor should it
> be in the subject line. You could specify the driver names in the file tree
> after wireless. In this instance, one possible subject would be "brcm80211:
> brcmsmac: Remove some unused functions". On the other hand, if you look at
> "git log" to see past patches, the driver maintainers even leave off the
> brcm80211 part, thus to match them, the subject should be "brcmsmac: Remove
> some unused functions".
> As was suggested earlier, you need to look at the precedents. Keeping a
> uniform method of patch naming helps when looking for patches in the git
> log.
> Larry

Hi Larry

As I hope you can see I have made some changes regarding the
subject-line. Thought it was an advantage to be able to see which file
I actually removed something from.
There seems to be a big focus on getting right on subject-line right
in recent weeks.

I wonder why there is a script that takes a file name, and respond
with an appropriate subject line?

But ok, I change my script accordingly. Should I submit the patch again?

Kind regards
Rickard Strandqvist
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