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SubjectRe: [patch] mspec driver
On 20 Sep 2006 03:26:53 -0400 Jes Sorensen wrote:

Ahoy.

> drivers/char/Kconfig | 8
> drivers/char/Makefile | 1
> drivers/char/mspec.c | 421 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 430 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-2.6/drivers/char/Kconfig
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/drivers/char/Kconfig
> +++ linux-2.6/drivers/char/Kconfig
> @@ -439,6 +439,14 @@ config SGI_MBCS
> If you have an SGI Altix with an attached SABrick
> say Y or M here, otherwise say N.
>
> +config MSPEC
> + tristate "Memory special operations driver"
> + depends on IA64
> + help
> + If you have an ia64 and you want to enable memory special
> + operations support (formerly known as fetchop), say Y here,
> + otherwise say N.

If the answers are {Y, N}, then it should be bool instead of tristate.
If tristate, M can be an answer....

> source "drivers/serial/Kconfig"
>
> config UNIX98_PTYS

> Index: linux-2.6/drivers/char/mspec.c
> ===================================================================
> --- /dev/null
> +++ linux-2.6/drivers/char/mspec.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,421 @@
> +#include <linux/config.h>
Don't need to include config.h (it's done by build system).
(well, actually autoconf.h is)

> +static struct vm_operations_struct mspec_vm_ops = {
> + .open = mspec_open,
> + .close = mspec_close,
> + .nopfn = mspec_nopfn
> +};

These interfaces create a userspace interface, eh?
So those 3 functions could stand to have kernel-doc function
comments and have documentation in Documentation/ABI/ (see its
README file for more details). Maybe check all of
Documentation/SubmitChecklist for other items...

> +/*
> + * mspec_init
> + *
> + * Called at boot time to initialize the mspec facility.
> + */
> +static int __init
> +mspec_init(void)

ugh, matey. All on one line.

> +{
> +}
> +
> +static void __exit
> +mspec_exit(void)

Ditto.

> +{
> +}

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~Randy
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