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Date:   Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:27:23 -0700 (PDT)
From:   Jiri Kosina <>
To:     Masaki Ota <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support new Alps HID Touchpad device

On Tue, 12 Sep 2017, Masaki Ota wrote:

> This is the patch for support new Alps HID Touchpad device.
> I submitted these patch before, but it was not completed.
> So I separate the patch to some parts and release it again. 


I have a few minor comments -- as in the past, I'd like to ask for 
improved changelogs, so that they are up to our kernel standards. As you 
are a regular contributor, it's time to start getting things right :)


- please be generally more verbose / detailed in your changelogs
- explain not only what changes are being done, but also why they are 
  being done (what is the motivation). As an example, patch #1 has this:

	-To support Alps T4 device, clean up the source code
	-Delete unnecessary structure

  Please briefly document the cleanups, and also document which structure 
  is being removed and why it is redundant
- you can drop the repeating "Minor changes in hid-alps.c for support new 
  Alps device" prefix for the patche subjects, as it doesn't really 
  provide any extra information
- pathces #4 and #5 do quite a substantial changes to the code, it'd be 
  nice to describe in a few sentnces what are the changes (what are the 
  specifics of the new protocol, etc)

Thanks a lot!

Jiri Kosina

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