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Date:   Thu, 3 Dec 2020 01:27:27 +0000
From:   Troy Lee <troy_lee@...eedtech.com>
To:     Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>, Andrew Jeffery <andrew@...id.au>
CC:     Joel Stanley <joel@....id.au>,
        "open list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND FLATTENED DEVICE TREE BINDINGS" 
        <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>, Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>,
        Ryan Chen <ryan_chen@...eedtech.com>,
        James Morse <james.morse@....com>,
        "moderated list:ARM/ASPEED MACHINE SUPPORT" 
        <linux-aspeed@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Robert Richter <rrichter@...vell.com>,
        "leetroy@...il.com" <leetroy@...il.com>,
        Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        Stefan M Schaeckeler <sschaeck@...co.com>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
        "moderated list:ARM/ASPEED MACHINE SUPPORT" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "open list:EDAC-CORE" <linux-edac@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v2 3/3] edac: Supporting AST2400 and AST2600 edac driver

Hi Broislav and Andrew,

I removed these exported function and submitted v3 PATCH.

Thanks,
Troy Lee

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
> Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:24 AM
> To: Andrew Jeffery <andrew@...id.au>
> Cc: Troy Lee <troy_lee@...eedtech.com>; Joel Stanley <joel@....id.au>; open
> list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND FLATTENED DEVICE TREE BINDINGS
> <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>; Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>; Ryan Chen
> <ryan_chen@...eedtech.com>; James Morse <james.morse@....com>;
> moderated list:ARM/ASPEED MACHINE SUPPORT
> <linux-aspeed@...ts.ozlabs.org>; open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>;
> Robert Richter <rrichter@...vell.com>; leetroy@...il.com; Rob Herring
> <robh+dt@...nel.org>; Stefan M Schaeckeler <sschaeck@...co.com>; Mauro
> Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>; moderated list:ARM/ASPEED
> MACHINE SUPPORT <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>; open
> list:EDAC-CORE <linux-edac@...r.kernel.org>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] edac: Supporting AST2400 and AST2600 edac
> driver
> 
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 01:32:44AM +1030, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
> > On Wed, 2 Dec 2020, at 19:11, Troy Lee wrote:
> > > Hi Joel,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the suggestion, I'll fix the review and create an new
> > > patch against latest Linux branch. Those exported function will be
> > > referenced in other driver yet to be upstream, so should I move
> > > those exported functions out of this patch?
> > >
> >
> > Yes, let's leave the exports out of this patch, and add them in when
> > you send the patch that depends on them.
> 
> And when you do, almost all new exports are EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL - not
> EXPORT_SYMBOL.
> 
> Also, I'd like to see how those exports are going to be used. An EDAC driver
> function exported to another driver sounds strange. We have only one other
> case like this in the EDAC tree:
> 
> drivers/edac/amd64_edac.c:554:EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(amd64_get_dram_hol
> e_info);
> 
> and even that is not really needed...
> 
> Thx.
> 
> --
> Regards/Gruss,
>     Boris.
> 
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