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Date:   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:42:15 -0600
From:   Larry Finger <>
To:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Jiri Kosina <>,
        "" <>,
        Chaoming Li <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH trivial 2/4] rtlwifi: rtl8821ae: Spelling

On 02/17/2017 10:19 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 5:14 PM, Larry Finger <> wrote:
>> On 02/17/2017 09:36 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> As per symmetry with _rtl8821ae_dbi_read(), "wrtie" is not a funky
>>> register acronym, but a simple misspelling of "write".
>>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
>>> Cc: Larry Finger <>
>>> Cc: Chaoming Li <>
>>> Cc:
>> I'm not sure that it is possible to have a typo in a variable name. That
>> seems to be within an author's prerogative. Nonetheless, the patch is OK
> ;-)
>> other than it was sent to the wrong destination. Patches for this driver
> MAINTAINERS has your name for drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/.
> Perhaps that line should be dropped?

The usual hierarchy is through me to Kalle, then to DaveM, and finally to mainline.

>> should go through Kalle Valo is the wireless
>> maintainer, but it is not necessary to send to him directly as he usually
>> picks up the patches from Patchwork.
> I guess Jiri (trivial) will pick it up...

The only potential problem would be conflicts arising from changes merging from 
two different directions. It applies to Kalle's wireless-drivers-next branch, 
and I will try to keep it in mind as additional patches are supplied to rtl8821ae.


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