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Date:   Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:46:19 -0800
From:   Frank Rowand <frowand.list@...il.com>
To:     Brendan Higgins <brendanhiggins@...gle.com>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...gle.com>,
        Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>, shuah@...nel.org,
        Rob Herring <robh@...nel.org>,
        Kieran Bingham <kieran.bingham@...asonboard.com>,
        Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Joel Stanley <joel@....id.au>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, brakmo@...com,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        "Bird, Timothy" <Tim.Bird@...y.com>,
        Kevin Hilman <khilman@...libre.com>,
        Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>,
        linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org, kunit-dev@...glegroups.com,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Jeff Dike <jdike@...toit.com>,
        Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>,
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        dri-devel <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
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        linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>,
        Knut Omang <knut.omang@...cle.com>,
        devicetree <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        Sasha Levin <Alexander.Levin@...rosoft.com>,
        Amir Goldstein <amir73il@...il.com>, dan.carpenter@...cle.com,
        wfg@...ux.intel.com
Subject: Re: [RFC v4 00/17] kunit: introduce KUnit, the Linux kernel unit
 testing framework

On 2/19/19 10:34 PM, Brendan Higgins wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 12:02 PM Frank Rowand <frowand.list@...il.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> I have not read through the patches in any detail.  I have read some of
>> the code to try to understand the patches to the devicetree unit tests.
>> So that may limit how valid my comments below are.
> 
> No problem.
> 
>>
>> I found the code difficult to read in places where it should have been
>> much simpler to read.  Structuring the code in a pseudo object oriented
>> style meant that everywhere in a code path that I encountered a dynamic
>> function call, I had to go find where that dynamic function call was
>> initialized (and being the cautious person that I am, verify that
>> no where else was the value of that dynamic function call).  With
>> primitive vi and tags, that search would have instead just been a
>> simple key press (or at worst a few keys) if hard coded function
>> calls were done instead of dynamic function calls.  In the code paths
>> that I looked at, I did not see any case of a dynamic function being
>> anything other than the value it was originally initialized as.
>> There may be such cases, I did not read the entire patch set.  There
>> may also be cases envisioned in the architects mind of how this
>> flexibility may be of future value.  Dunno.
> 
> Yeah, a lot of it is intended to make architecture specific
> implementations and some other future work easier. Some of it is also
> for testing purposes. Admittedly some is for neither reason, but given
> the heavy usage elsewhere, I figured there was no harm since it was
> all private internal usage anyway.
> 

Increasing the cost for me (and all the other potential code readers)
to read the code is harm.

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