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Date:	Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:05:23 +1100
From:	Julian Calaby <>
To:	Larry Finger <>
Cc:	Rickard Strandqvist <>,
	Chaoming Li <>,
	Kalle Valo <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Fengguang Wu <>,
	"" <>,
	Network Development <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: wireless: rtlwifi: btcoexist: halbtc8821a2ant:
 Remove some unused functions

Hi Larry,

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Larry Finger <> wrote:
> On 01/03/2015 06:03 AM, Rickard Strandqvist wrote:
>> 2015-01-03 7:05 GMT+01:00 Larry Finger <>:
>>> On 01/02/2015 02:26 PM, Rickard Strandqvist wrote:
>>>> Removes some functions that are not used anywhere:
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_periodical() ex_halbtc8821a2ant_halt_notify()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_bt_info_notify()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_special_packet_notify()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_connect_notify() ex_halbtc8821a2ant_scan_notify()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_lps_notify() ex_halbtc8821a2ant_ips_notify()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_display_coex_info() ex_halbtc8821a2ant_init_coex_dm()
>>>> ex_halbtc8821a2ant_init_hwconfig()
>>>> This was partially found by using a static code analysis program called
>>>> cppcheck.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@
>>> I know that you have been told that including "net: wireless:" in the
>>> subject line is discouraged. Please do not do this again. The staging
>>> directory is different as GregKH uses "staging:" in the subject to route
>>> patches, but wireless does not.
>>> As to the patch, NACK for the simple reason that I am currently working
>>> on
>>> a number of changes to btcoexist. Some of these routines may end up being
>>> removed, but others will not. Having your patch remove them, and one of
>>> mine adding them back just constitutes a lot of churning of the source.
>>> In
>>> addition, it greatly increases the probability of the source trees
>>> becoming
>>> unsynchronized and getting merge conflicts.
>>> Larry
>> Hi Larry
>> I do not recognize that there has been no diskution on the subject of
>> "net:
>> wireless:"
>> I use some sed call for this, so it's easy to fix. You want the "net:
>> wireless:" part completely erased then?
>> I check in Documentation/ but find any clear info for this.
>> Sorry for the patch, is there any way for me to see that this is something
>> that is being worked on?
> These patches are the result of private communications between the Realtek
> engineers and me. The only publication is in the "rock" branch of the git
> repo at
> I do not understand the "use of some 'sed' call". If you edit the source and
> add it to the git repo with the add and commit operations, then format-patch
> gives you exactly what you need, and send-email does that operation.

I suspect he means how he makes the subject lines. I'm guessing something like:

echo $PATH | sed 's/^.*\/drivers\///;s/\//: /;s/\.c$/: Remove some
unused functions/;'


Julian Calaby

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