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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] make drivers/misc/thinkpad_acpi:fan_mutex static
On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 04:58:21PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > BTW: Prototypes for static versions and static variables in a header
> > file are really wrong, but the mess is bigger than what I'm
> > willing to clean up...
> It is a private header file, only one file uses it and it is not supposed to
> be used by any other file ever, either. I can certainly do a cleaning up
> and a lot can be removed (at least 70% of it), but the driver is not linear
> (it is some infrastructure and various subdrivers) and there is a bunch of
> stuff that will need forward declarations regardless.

Forward declarations of static functions (if required) and actual
variables (like fan_mutex) belong into the C file, not the header.

> Maybe I should just break the driver into multiple files in a subdirectory?
> That would certainly make it *much* cleaner...

But even more in this case, you will not want to have actual variables
or prototypes of static functions in the header file.

> > --- linux-2.6.21-rc7-mm2/drivers/misc/thinkpad_acpi.h.old 2007-04-27 00:55:58.000000000 +0200
> > +++ linux-2.6.21-rc7-mm2/drivers/misc/thinkpad_acpi.h 2007-04-28 01:32:54.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -382,7 +382,7 @@
> > static u8 fan_control_desired_level;
> > static int fan_watchdog_maxinterval;
> >
> > -struct mutex fan_mutex;
> > +static struct mutex fan_mutex;
> >
> > static acpi_handle fans_handle, gfan_handle, sfan_handle;
> >
> Henrique Holschuh



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