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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 19:18:45 +0100
From:   Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@...linux.org.uk>
To:     Amit Tomer <amittomer25@...il.com>
Cc:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>, u-boot@...ux.nxdi.nxp.com,
        Hui Song <hui.song_1@....com>, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-gpio@...r.kernel.org,
        jiafei.pan@....com,
        linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 2/3] armv8: gpio: add gpio feature

On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 11:34:59PM +0530, Amit Tomer wrote:
> > From what I can tell, these patches are not for the kernel.  The
> > filenames don't match th kernel layout.
> 
> These files looks to be from U-boot, and must be intended for U-boot
> as I see U-boot mailing address in recipient's address?

So why is it copied to:

devicetree@...r.kernel.org - a kernel mailing list
linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org - the main kernel mailing list
linux-gpio@...r.kernel.org - the gpio driver kernel mailing list
linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org - the ARM kernel mailing list

Given that it includes four kernel mailing lists (ok, devicetree
may be argued to have a wider application), then I don't think the
conclusion that "it's for u-boot, because there's _one_ u-boot
mailing list in the recipients" is particularly obvious.

The author really needs to state that up front if they're sending
it to a wide audeience, rather than leaving people to guess, thereby
potentially wasting their time.

Not only did Andrew review the patch as if it were for the kernel,
but I also wasted time on this as well when I double-took the
ifdefs, and wanted to check the current driver in the kernel.

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