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SubjectRe: platform/x86/thinkpad_acpi: Adjustments for four function implementations
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> I understand it can be frustrating to encounter different policies
> across kernel maintainers.

The change acceptance is varying for special transformation patterns.


> You'll even run in to this with maintainers of the same subsystem
> from time to time.

Interesting, isn't it?


> I'm supportive of cleaning up old code in general,

Nice.


> and we routinely apply such patches as these developed with cocci.

Good to know …


> 1. This is init code )so any space savings is short lived)

Would you dare to achieve another small improvement there?


> So it isn't that we place a low value on coding style guidelines,
> but rather we place higher value on not perturbing code

I can follow this view in principle.


> we can't fully test without a demonstrable functional reasons to do so.

How do you think about to get a bit nicer run time characteristics?

Regards,
Markus

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