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Date:   Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:01:30 -0700
From:   Xie He <>
To:     Willem de Bruijn <>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Network Development <>,
        linux-kernel <>,
        Krzysztof Halasa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v6 1/5] net: hdlc_fr: Simpify fr_rx by using
 "goto rx_drop" to drop frames

On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 8:18 AM Xie He <> wrote:
> > Especially without that, I'm not sure this and the follow-on patch add
> > much value. Minor code cleanups complicate backports of fixes.
> To me this is necessary, because I feel hard to do any development on
> un-cleaned-up code. I really don't know how to add my code without
> these clean-ups, and even if I managed to do that, I would not be
> happy with my code.

And always keeping the user interface and even the code unchanged
contradicts my motivation of contributing to the Linux kernel. All my
contributions are motivated by the hope to clean things up. I'm not an
actual user of any of the code I contribute. If we adhere to the
philosophy of not doing any clean-ups, my contributions would be

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