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Date:   Thu, 5 Mar 2020 12:28:27 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
To:     Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:     Daniel Drake <dsd@...too.org>, Ulrich Kunitz <kune@...ne-taler.de>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH][next] zd1211rw/zd_usb.h: Replace zero-length array with
 flexible-array member

Hi,

On 3/5/20 10:10, Kalle Valo wrote:
> Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> writes:
> 
>> On Thu, 2020-03-05 at 16:50 +0200, Kalle Valo wrote:
>>> "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com> writes:
>> []
>>>>  drivers/net/wireless/zydas/zd1211rw/zd_usb.h | 8 ++++----
>>>>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> "zd1211rw: " is enough, no need to have the filename in the title.
> 
>>> But I asked this already in an earlier patch, who prefers this format?
>>> It already got opposition so I'm not sure what to do.
>>
>> I think it doesn't matter.
>>
>> Trivial inconsistencies in patch subject and word choice
>> don't have much overall impact.
> 
> I wrote in a confusing way, my question above was about the actual patch
> and not the the title. For example, Jes didn't like this style change:
> 
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11402315/
> 

It doesn't seem that that comment adds a lot to the conversation. The only
thing that it says is literally "fix the compiler". By the way, more than
a hundred patches have already been applied to linux-next[1] and he seems
to be the only person that has commented such a thing. Qemu guys are adopting
this format, too[2][3].

On the other hand, the changelog text explains the reasons why we are
implementing this change all across the kernel tree. :)

[1] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/log/?qt=grep&q=flexible-array
[2] https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-s390x/2020-03/msg00019.html
[3] https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-s390x/2020-03/msg00020.html

Thanks
--
Gustavo

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