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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] S390: Fine-tuning for six function implementations
On 05/07/17 19:12, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
> From: Markus Elfring <>
> Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 19:00:09 +0200
> A few update suggestions were taken into account
> from static source code analysis.
> Markus Elfring (4):
> Combine two function calls into one in show_cacheinfo()
> Use seq_putc() in show_cpu_summary()
> Replace six seq_printf() calls by seq_puts()
> Combine two function calls into one at four places
> arch/s390/kernel/cache.c | 4 ++--
> arch/s390/kernel/processor.c | 2 +-
> arch/s390/kernel/sysinfo.c | 25 +++++++++++--------------
> 3 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

I'm sorry, I wouldn't normally respond to this, but I was put on the Cc
after all so I'll give my feedback.

I think these patches are a waste of time and a resources.

It would be different if your patches fixed actual bugs. This is just
mindless code transformations that MAY in the best case save a few bytes
of code here and there (I don't know; you didn't say).

But the potential gains from these incredibly numerous and tiny patches
that don't fix anything are so small, it's a waste of time, bandwidth,
and mental capacity for you and for everybody involved.

I just searched my inbox for patches from you and you sent literally
_hundreds_ over the past few days, all doing this crazy printf/puts/putc

Another bit of searching and I see that I'm not the first one giving you
this response: - Jens Axboe - Johannes Thumshirn - Cyrille Pitchen - Theodore Ts'o - Dan Carpenter - Christian Borntraeger

...and I'm sure there are many more.


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