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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/14] dell-laptop: extract SMBIOS-related code to a separate module
On Monday 08 February 2016 13:42:10 Darren Hart wrote:
> Assuming the above is an accurate view, I don't see any reason to go beyond the
> minimal change to the existing SMBIOS code to make it a usable API. If the need
> arises, we can always make such optimizations and performance improvements
> later. This is an internal API and we can change it whenever we need to so long
> as we update the call sites.

Problem is that now smbios code from dell-laptop.c is moved into
dell-smbios.c and dell-smbios.h and LED subsystem starts using
dell-smbios.h. In this case I'm thinking that we have something like API
usable by other modules/subsystem. And I'm thinking if it is not better
to create "correct" API now instead rewriting code in LED and platform
subsystem again later... As this API needs to provide just 1 function,
send command to Dell SMBIOS I think that API is still minimal. Currently
we have another two functions alloc/free buffer (needed for send).

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Pali Rohár
pali.rohar@gmail.com

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