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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v4 6/6] leds: lm36274: Introduce the TI LM36274 LED driver
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Dan,

On 6/1/19 12:41 AM, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Jacek
>
> On 5/31/19 4:57 PM, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>> Dan,
>>
>> On 5/31/19 11:07 PM, Dan Murphy wrote:
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> On 5/31/19 2:44 PM, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>>>> On 5/31/19 8:23 AM, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 30 May 2019, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 5/30/19 9:38 AM, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>>>>> On Wed, 29 May 2019, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 5/29/19 3:58 PM, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Fri, 24 May 2019, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 5/23/19 9:09 PM, Dan Murphy wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> Pavel
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks for the review
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On 5/23/19 7:50 AM, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/leds/leds-lm36274.c
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +static int lm36274_parse_dt(struct lm36274 *lm36274_data)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +{
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    struct fwnode_handle *child = NULL;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    char label[LED_MAX_NAME_SIZE];
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    struct device *dev = &lm36274_data->pdev->dev;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    const char *name;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    int child_cnt;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    int ret = -EINVAL;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    /* There should only be 1 node */
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    child_cnt = device_get_child_node_count(dev);
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    if (child_cnt != 1)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +        return ret;
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'd do explicit "return -EINVAL" here.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> ACK
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +static int lm36274_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +{
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    struct ti_lmu *lmu = dev_get_drvdata(pdev->dev.parent);
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    struct lm36274 *lm36274_data;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    int ret;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    lm36274_data = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> sizeof(*lm36274_data),
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +                    GFP_KERNEL);
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    if (!lm36274_data) {
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +        ret = -ENOMEM;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +        return ret;
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +    }
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> And certainly do "return -ENOMEM" explicitly here.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> ACK
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Acked-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I've done all amendments requested by Pavel and updated branch
>>>>>>>>>> ib-leds-mfd-regulator on linux-leds.git, but in the same time
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> What do you mean by updated?  You cannot update an 'ib' (immutable
>>>>>>>>> branch).  Immutable means that it cannot change, by definition.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We have already talked about that. Nobody has pulled so the branch
>>>>>>>> could have been safely updated.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You have no sure way to know that.  And since I have no way to know,
>>>>>>> or faith that you won't update it again, pulling it now/at all would
>>>>>>> seem like a foolish thing to do.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry, but you are simply unjust. You're pretending to portray the
>>>>>> situation as if I have been notoriously causing merge conflicts in
>>>>>> linux-next which did not take place.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Just to recap what this discussion is about:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 7 Apr 2019:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1. I sent pull request [0].
>>>>>> 2. 45 minutes later I updated it after discovering one omission [1].
>>>>>>     It was rather small chance for it to be pulled as quickly as
>>>>>> that.
>>>>>>     And even if it happened it wouldn't have been much harmful - we
>>>>>>     wouldn't have lost e.g. weeks of testing in linux-next due to
>>>>>> that
>>>>>>     fact.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 21 May 2019:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 3. I sent another pull request [2] to you and REGULATOR maintainers.
>>>>>>     After it turned out that lack of feedback from REGULATOR
>>>>>> maintainers
>>>>>>     was caused by failing to send them the exact copies of patches to
>>>>>>     review, I informed you about possible need for updating the
>>>>>> branch.
>>>>>>     Afterwards I received a reply from you saying that you hadn't
>>>>>> pulled
>>>>>>     the branch anyway. At that point I was sure that neither MFD nor
>>>>>>     REGULATOR tree contains the patches. And only after that I
>>>>>> updated
>>>>>>     the branch.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are 2 examples where you have changed immutable branches, which
>>>>> is 100% of the Pull Requests I have received from you. Using that
>>>>> record as a benchmark, the situation hardly seems unjust.
>>>>>
>>>>>>> Until you can provide me with an assurance that you will not keep
>>>>>>> updating/changing the supposedly immutable pull-requests you send
>>>>>>> out,
>>>>>>> I won't be pulling any more in.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can just uphold the assurance which is implicitly assumed for
>>>>>> anyone
>>>>>> who has never broken acclaimed rules. As justified above.
>>>>>
>>>>> You have broken the rules every (100% of the) time.
>>>>
>>>> Yes, I admit, I would lose in court.
>>>>
>>>>>> [0] https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1059075/
>>>>>> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1059080/
>>>>>> [2] https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1077066/
>>>>>
>>>>> So we have 2 choices moving forward; you can either provide me with
>>>>> assurance that you have learned from this experience and will never
>>>>> change an *immutable* branch again, or I can continue to handle them,
>>>>> which has been the preference for some years.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you choose the former and adaptions need to be made in the future,
>>>>> the correct thing to do is create a *new*, different pull-request
>>>>> which has its own *new*, different tag, but uses the original tag as a
>>>>> base.
>>>>
>>>> I choose the former. That being said:
>>>>
>>>> Hereby I solemnly declare never ever change an immutable branch again.
>>>>
>>> So how do I proceed with the requested change by Mark B on the
>>> LM36274 driver.
>>>
>>> Do I add a patch on top?
>>>
>>> Or do I submit a patch to the regulator tree once the PR is pulled?
>>
>> Won't the change be a dependency for [PATCH v4 1/6] ?
>>
> Yes thats why I am asking as we would need to change the branch.

I will need to send another pull request anyway - I haven't created
new one after updating the branch so far, so for now we are free
to change it.

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Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski

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