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SubjectRE: [PATCH 4/6] Staging: hv: Unify the hyperv driver abstractions
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@suse.de]
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 4:22 PM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: Greg KH; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devel@linuxdriverproject.org;
> virtualization@lists.osdl.org; Haiyang Zhang; Hank Janssen
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] Staging: hv: Unify the hyperv driver abstractions
>
> On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 09:16:29PM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@suse.de]
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 1:10 AM
> > > To: KY Srinivasan
> > > Cc: Greg KH; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devel@linuxdriverproject.org;
> > > virtualization@lists.osdl.org; Haiyang Zhang; Hank Janssen
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] Staging: hv: Unify the hyperv driver abstractions
> > >
> > > On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 02:50:00AM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> > > > > > > "struct driver_context"? Oh please no.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Greg; this is the patch that consolidates the state in struct hv_driver into
> > > > > > struct driver_context. In the spirit of doing one thing in a patch;
> > > > > > other relevant changes are made in:
> > > > > > Patch[5/6]: Changes the name driver_context to hyperv_driver
> > > > > > Patch[6/6]: Cleanup all variable names that refer to struct
> hyperv_driver.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, but on its own, this patch is wrong, that is not a valid name, even
> > > > > if it is a "temporary" name.
> > > >
> > > > Greg, the temporary name happens to be the name currently in use in the
> > > > code - this is not the name I introduced.
> > >
> > > There is not a "struct driver_context" in the code that I see today, or
> > > am I missing something? That's my objection here, please don't use that
> > > name, it's not valid for a subsystem to use, even for a tiny bit.
> >
> > Look at the file vmbus.h you will see struct driver_context. This has
> > been there for as long as I have seen this code.
>
> Ok, I am rightly corrected, I totally missed that, you are right.
>
> Feel free to resend after addressing the other issues.
>
> I'll fix up the hv_mouse driver, you don't have to worry about that one
> if you don't want to, just ignore it please.

Greg, I am working on a patch-set that hopefully will address all
the concerns that were raised. As part of this effort, I will also
deal with the mouse driver. I should have these patches out next week.
Thanks for your patience here.

Regards,

K. Y
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