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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] staging: ath6kl: use native methods from kernel library
On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 02:18:02PM -0700, Vipin Mehta wrote:
> Andy,
> Thanks for the patch. Although the driver supports Linux but it has
> been architected to support other OSes if desired. The code is,
> therefore, organized into generic and OS specific components with the
> latter part of the code captured into the os/linux directory. As such,
> the patch will be more useful if we can move out the inclusion of
> linux specific header files <linux/kernel.h> and <linux/ctype.h> into
> a header file in os/linux/include directory.

Ick, no.

The driver is now in the main kernel tree, the "compatiblity" wrappers
are to now be removed as the kernel code does not need to run on any
other operating systems.

That whole subdir needs to be deleted entirely.

> You can refer to
> os/linux/include/osapi_linux.h for example. A macro could be defined
> which would use linux specific APIs for Linux and keep the original
> definitions for any other OS.

Again, no, this is not ok at all. If you are going to insist on trying
to do this for the driver, I will just delete it from the tree right now
as that is now how kernel development happens, sorry.

thanks,

greg k-h


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