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    SubjectRE: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH 1/9] viafb: VIA Frame Buffer Device Driver - Resend
    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks a lot.
    I will check the the scripts/ after the codes are modified.

    About the subject, that's my carelessness and I will correct them by your recommendation next time.

    In addition, should I resend the patches after they are modified? Thanks.

    Joseph Chan

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Andrew Morton []
    Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 5:04 AM
    To: Krzysztof Helt
    Cc: Joseph Chan;;;
    Subject: Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH 1/9] viafb: VIA Frame Buffer Device Driver - Resend

    On Wed, 7 May 2008 18:43:33 +0200
    Krzysztof Helt <> wrote:

    > A general comment is that you use to many global variables.

    yes, that was my first impression. The _names_ of those variables is a real problem. lcd_mode, DeviceStatus, second_size, primary_dev, etc. The driver is attempting to reserve all those names for itself, kernel-wide.

    So at a minimum, going through and prepending viafb_ onto all those would be needed.

    There are a number of layout glitches in there. Such as a strange combination of two styles:

    void foo(void)


    void foo(void ) {

    Many of these things can be pinpointed by processing the diff with scripts/

    Administrative note: all nine patches had the same title "viafb: VIA Frame Buffer Device Driver". Please choose unique and meaningful names for each patch, such as "viafb: add utility header file".

    Apart from those fairly easily-fixed things, the driver looks pretty good from a quick scan, given how large it is, and given that it probably has been around for quite a long time..

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