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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 5/5] staging: fieldbus: add support for HMS FL-NET industrial controller
On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 10:09 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> Discussing "patented" in a changelog text is a big no-no. Please don't
> do that. Talk to your corporate lawyers for why not...

Interesting. I will definitely have to investigate what's covered by those
patents.

>
> Why are you adding support for new things here? New hardware support
> should _only_ be added once the code is out of staging, otherwise there
> is no pressure to get it out of this directory structure.
>

Because I am adding configuration support, and the existing supported h/w
does not require this to operate. So I thought it'd make sense to add at
least one in-kernel user of the new config interface.

Would it be a better strategy to add an (optional) config interface to the
existing supported h/w in staging/, rather than introducing new h/w ?

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