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Date:   Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:23:07 -0800
From:   Darren Hart <>
To:     Jonathan Woithe <>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Micha?? K??pie?? <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Platform Driver <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/10] fujitsu-laptop: renames and cleanups

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 02:47:56PM +1030, Jonathan Woithe wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:53:19PM -0800, Darren Hart wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:38:04PM +1030, Jonathan Woithe wrote:
> > > Do you want me to continue to use Acked-by, or should I switch to
> > > Reviewed-by?
> > 
> > These tags do have different meanings, and have come up at Kernel Summit the
> > last couple of years. My interpretation of those discussions is:
> > 
> > Acked-by: I have no objection to this patch, but I didn't really give it a
> > thorough review. I trust your judgement. e.g. minor change to your driver to
> > support a subsystem API change. These are of very little value.
> > 
> > Reviewed-by: I have carefully reviewed this patch and would like it to be
> > applied. This should usually come with some sort of commentary describing the
> > level of review or an area you focused on. This is what we would like to see
> > from all of our driver maintainers. These are high value.
> > 
> > Linus *really* dislikes one line acked by's, and only *slightly* more so than
> > one line reviewed by's. :-)
> Got it, thanks, this is very helpful.
> In light of this I give you the following.
> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Woithe <>
> This patch series applies a much delayed patch series which implements a
> very useful clean up to the fujitsu-laptop driver.  Among other things it
> tidies up naming conventions within the driver to better reflect the
> functionality and to be more consistent with the rest of the kernel.  This
> will make future maintenance and feature additions much easier for all
> concerned.
> As per subsequent discussion we have agreed to drop patch 8/10 from the
> series: it creates problems on newer hardware and the issue it is addressing
> will be more completely dealt with in a subsequent patch series.

Absolutely awesome :-) Thanks!

> Regards
>   jonathan

Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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