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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/71] More fixes, cleanup and modernization for NCR5380 drivers

On Wed, 18 Nov 2015, Ondrej Zary wrote:

> 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.

Thanks Ondrej. I've no idea which ISA drivers are presently working in
mainline. Finding regressions may be more difficult than usual ;-)

Michael, Sam: only atari_scsi and sun3_scsi implement DMA support, so some
testing of either driver would be helpful.


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