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Date:   Sun, 14 Jun 2020 14:27:15 +0100
From:   Jonathan Cameron <jic23@...nel.org>
To:     Mugilraj D <dmugil2000@...il.com>
Cc:     Hartmut Knaack <knaack.h@....de>,
        Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@...afoo.de>,
        Peter Meerwald-Stadler <pmeerw@...erw.net>,
        Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org>,
        Jonathan Bakker <xc-racer2@...e.ca>, linux-iio@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iio: accel: Replace symbolic permissions with octal
 permissions

On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 13:49:01 +0530
Mugilraj D <dmugil2000@...il.com> wrote:

> Resolve following checkpatch issue:
> WARNING: Symbolic permissions 'S_IRUGO' are not preferred. Consider
> using octal permissions '0444'.

Hmm. I guess that's just about worth tidying up, but (see inline...)

Take into account that any change does have an impact on maintainability
of a driver, and generally no one will take white space changes to
drivers outside staging unless there is a good reason.

Jonathan

> 
> Signed-off-by: Mugilraj D <dmugil2000@...il.com>
> ---
>  drivers/iio/accel/bma180.c | 7 +++----
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/iio/accel/bma180.c b/drivers/iio/accel/bma180.c
> index 265722e..b716347 100644
> --- a/drivers/iio/accel/bma180.c
> +++ b/drivers/iio/accel/bma180.c
> @@ -531,14 +531,13 @@ static ssize_t bma180_show_scale_avail(struct device *dev,
>  }
>  
>  static IIO_DEVICE_ATTR(in_accel_filter_low_pass_3db_frequency_available,
> -	S_IRUGO, bma180_show_filter_freq_avail, NULL, 0);
> +	0444, bma180_show_filter_freq_avail, NULL, 0);
>  
>  static IIO_DEVICE_ATTR(in_accel_scale_available,
> -	S_IRUGO, bma180_show_scale_avail, NULL, 0);
> +	0444, bma180_show_scale_avail, NULL, 0);
>  
>  static struct attribute *bma180_attributes[] = {
> -	&iio_dev_attr_in_accel_filter_low_pass_3db_frequency_available.
> -		dev_attr.attr,
> +	&iio_dev_attr_in_accel_filter_low_pass_3db_frequency_available.dev_attr.attr,

This change is unrelated and basically just noise.

>  	&iio_dev_attr_in_accel_scale_available.dev_attr.attr,
>  	NULL,
>  };

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