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Date:   Thu, 28 Oct 2021 16:00:21 +0200
From:   Marcel Holtmann <>
To:     Matthias Kaehlcke <>
Cc:, Johan Hedberg <>,
        Luiz Augusto von Dentz <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        linux-bluetooth <>,
        MSM <>,
        Balakrishna Godavarthi <>,, Hemantg <>,
        Rocky Liao <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] Bluetooth: btusb: Add support for variant WCN6855 by
 using different nvm

Hi Matthias,

>>  the previous patch is submitted by zijun , as he is not working on this
>> project, I take over his job, so can we assume abandon the previous patch,
>> using my new patch ? thank you.
>> regards.
> Your patch is clearly based on zijun's one, it even has the same subject. A
> change of authorship shouldn't result in resetting the version number, it's
> still the same patch/series. You can always add a 'Co-developed-by:' tag to
> indicate that someone else contributed to a patch, or use a 'From:' tag if
> you only made minor changes on top of someone else's work.

I really don’t care much since that is for them and their company policy to figure out.

> Not sure how to proceed best with the version number, especially since there
> are already 3 versions of the 'new' patch. Either option can create confusion,
> I guess you can continue with the new scheme, it seems the patch is almost
> ready to land anyway.

It is a total mess already for a dead simple patch like this. And they keep messing it up differently every time.

I provided a btusb_generate_qca_nvm_name() in one of my replies, where the variant variable was declared without NULL assignment and the ram_version was converted from little endian in place. That was 28th of September and 4 patches later the patch is still not ready to be merged. The maintainer hands you the recipe and you still screw up the cake multiple times; I am just done with this.

The next version would be a v16 btw. So seriously, how can we have 15 revisions so far and still not have this in a mergable state?



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