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Date:	Tue, 5 Jun 2007 16:26:33 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	James Ketrenos <jketreno@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: warnings in git-wireless

On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 13:12:03 -0700
James Ketrenos <jketreno@...ux.intel.com> wrote:

> John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 02:06:14AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > 
> >> Please, don't anybody dare think about thinking about letting this anywhere
> >> near mainline until it has had a thorough review.  Or at least, a little bit
> >> of review.
> > 
> > Don't worry -- I assure you that everyone is aware of the issues.
> > 
> > John
> 
> Yes, we certainly don't want a driver to be "near mainline" that does things that the rest of the kernel and other drivers are doing.  We should force them to stay out-of-tree until any and everything is resolved.  Heaven forbid that the code should be merged, contributed, and improved upon as a community.

That isn't the only decision criterion.

Overall the c files look reasonable to me: a few little things like large
on-stack arrays built at runtim which I think could be assembled at
compile-time, various unneeded casts, a bit of space-vs-tab confusion, but
nothing serious leaps out.

So perhaps that header file was unrepresentative.  It is seriously
duplicative and bloaty though.



This:

akpm:/usr/src/25> perl scripts/checkpatch.pl patches/git-wireless.patch | wc -l
9941

should be an endless source of fun.

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