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Date:   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:47:56 +1030
From:   Jonathan Woithe <>
To:     Darren Hart <>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Micha?? K??pie?? <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Platform Driver <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/10] fujitsu-laptop: renames and cleanups

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

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.


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