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SubjectRE: [PATCH 2/2] staging: ath6kl: use native methods from kernel library


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@suse.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:04 PM
> To: Vipin Mehta
> Cc: Andy Shevchenko; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devel@driverdev.osuosl.org
> Subject: Re: [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.

Got it. I think we can discard my suggestion in that case. The patch looks good otherwise. It is ok from my side and could be pushed in to the driver.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h


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