Re: [PATCH] arch/tile: Miscellaneous cleanup changes.

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Sat Jun 26 2010 - 05:56:53 EST

On Friday 25 June 2010, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> This commit is primarily changes caused by reviewing "sparse"
> and "checkpatch" output on our sources, so is somewhat noisy, since
> things like "printk() -> pr_err()" (or whatever) throughout the
> codebase tend to get tedious to read. Rather than trying to tease
> apart precisely which things changed due to which type of code
> review, this commit includes various cleanups in the code:
> - sparse: Add declarations in headers for globals.
> - sparse: Fix __user annotations.
> - sparse: Using gfp_t consistently instead of int.
> - sparse: removing functions not actually used.
> - checkpatch: Clean up printk() warnings by using pr_info(), etc.;
> also avoid partial-line printks except in bootup code.
> - checkpatch: Use exposed structs rather than typedefs.
> - checkpatch: Change some C99 comments to C89 comments.
> In addition, a couple of minor other changes are rolled in
> to this commit:
> - Add support for a "raise" instruction to cause SIGFPE, etc., to be raised.
> - Remove some compat code that is unnecessary when we fully eliminate
> some of the deprecated syscalls from the generic syscall ABI.
> - Update the tile_defconfig to reflect current config contents.
> Signed-off-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Chris,

As far as I can tell, all the changes in this patch look reasonable, but
as a rule you should never mix functional changes and cleanups in a single
patch. This is both for review purposes as well as for being able to bisect
specific regressions that might be introduced by the patch.

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