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Date:   Mon, 28 Mar 2022 14:47:05 +0100
From:   Daniel Thompson <>
To:     Benjamin Stürz <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/22] Replace comments with C99 initializers

On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 02:46:00PM +0200, Benjamin Stürz wrote:
> This patch series replaces comments with C99's designated initializers
> in a few places. It also adds some enum initializers. This is my first
> time contributing to the Linux kernel, therefore I'm probably doing a
> lot of things the wrong way. I'm sorry for that.


> I've gotten a few emails so far stating that this patch series is
> unnecessary. Yes, in fact this patch series is not necessary by itself,
> but it could help me understand how the whole process works and maybe I
> could help somewhere, where help is actually needed.

Have you been told the series is unnecessary or too big?

Although all patches represent a variant of the same mechanical
transformation but they are mostly unrelated to each other and, if
accepted, they will be applied by many different people.

Taken as a whole presenting this to maintainers as a 22 patch set is too
big. I'd recommend starting with a smaller patch or patch series where
all the patches get picked up by the same maintainer.

> This patch itself is a no-op.

PATCH 0/XX is for the covering letter. You should generate a template for
it using the --cover-letter option of git format-patch. That way patch 0
will contain the diffstat for the whole series (which is often useful
to help understand what the series is for) and there is no need to
make no-op changes.


> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Stürz <>
> ---
>  .gitignore | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
> index 7afd412dadd2..706f667261eb 100644
> --- a/.gitignore
> +++ b/.gitignore
> @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
>  *.dtb
>  *.dtbo
>  *.dtb.S
> -*.dwo
> +*.dwo
>  *.elf
>  *.gcno
>  *.gz
> -- 
> 2.35.1

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