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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.28] mfd: Correct WM8350 I2C return code usage
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:43:31PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> > With this patch you're breaking that expectation because the read|write_dev()
> > I'd prefer to fix the callers code, so that we keep the expected semantics
> Just to clarify, when you say "expectation" and "fix" are you talking
> about your preference that the hardware access functions return the
> number of bytes read or written or is there something else going on
> here?
No, definitely just my preference. I personnaly expect this kind of IO
routines to return the number of bytes read/written.

> To be honest I'm really not sure it's worth changing this - I'm having a
> hard time thinking of a user that would be able to do anything useful
> with a short access.
I agree with that, yes.

> It also seems like it'd be a rather invasive
> change for an -rc.
Fair enough, I applied your patch, and sent Linus a pull request.


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