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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:greg@kroah.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:59 PM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: gregkh@suse.de; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devel@linuxdriverproject.org; virtualization@lists.osdl.org; Haiyang Zhang; Hank
> Janssen
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] Staging: hv: Cleanup hyperv_driver variable names
>
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 06:07:58PM -0800, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > The title says it all.
>
> That's a horrible changelog comment. So bad that I would rather see an
> empty message than this one. Seriously, it give no description, and
> makes us think that the whole patch is obvious, when it really isn't.
>
> What did you change them to?
> What did you change them from?
> What was your motivation in changing them?
> How were you feeling when the names changed?
>
> Ok, maybe not the last one, but you get the idea.

Greg, these changes (patches 1 through 6) change so much in this
sub-system that until these changes go in, our cleanup efforts are stalled. That
is the main reason I was so hasty in submitting these patches.
Clearly, I need to provide a better changelog comment; and I will. Looking at your
other comments, I am wondering if the granularity I chose for breaking up the
changes that had to be done is also a significant part of the problem. If it is ok with you,
I could generate a patch that deals with all device related issues and a patch that deals with
all driver related issues. These patches obviously will do more than one thing (however
they will all be related); but at least they
won't have intermediate state that would be objectionable. Let me know.

Regards,

K. Y




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