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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/71] More fixes, cleanup and modernization for NCR5380 drivers
On Wednesday 18 November 2015, Finn Thain wrote:
> Like my previous work on the NCR5380 drivers, this patch series has bug
> fixes, code cleanup and modernization. These drivers suffer from mistakes,
> poor style and neglect and this long series addresses the worst of it,
> covering all ten wrapper drivers and both of the core driver forks. The
> combined size of the drivers is reduced by about 750 LoC.
> This series continues to reduce divergence between the two core driver
> forks, often by copying a bug fix from one to the other. Most patches are
> larger for having to keep the two forks in sync. Making the same change to
> both is churn if one of them is to be removed but neither can be as yet.
> By the end of this series the diff between the two forks is minimal, so it
> becomes clear what caused the fork and what can be done about it.
> This patch series did benefit from scripts/ but not too much.
> Decades ago, these drivers started out with 4-space tabs and if the 80
> column limit were to be strictly enforced now, it would require adding new
> functions and shortening identifiers. I would defer this sort of activity
> until after the fork has been resolved.
> I have compile-tested all patches to all NCR5380 drivers (x86, ARM, m68k)
> and regression tested mac_scsi and dmx3191d modules on suitable hardware.
> Testing the mac_scsi and dmx3191d modules provides only limited coverage.
> It would be good to see some testing of ISA cards and Sun 3 and Atari
> hardware too (I don't have any).

I have some NCR5380 ISA cards and can test them.

Ondrej Zary

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