Re: [PATCH 2/2] MEMSTICK: Add driver for Ricoh R5C592 Card reader.

From: Maxim Levitsky
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 12:48:41 EST

On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 00:57 -0700, Alex Dubov wrote:
> I see two immediate problems with this patch:
> 1. On cosmetic level, custom debug macros should not be employed. Device
> core already have this functionality (dynamic debug levels and such). Please,
> use dev_dbg and friends for print-outs.
This allows much easier control for debug.
Single module parameter is enough to adjust it.
This helps me help users.
(Eg, kernel compilation is out of question)

> 2. On a structural level, I'd rather prefer host drivers to not start their
> own threads. If you look at both current host implementations, they operate
> in callback fashion. Apart from saving some resources, this reduces the
> amount of problems encountered during suspend/resume and shutdown.
This isn't possible.
Hardware doesn't support interrupts on memstick bus changes, it only
supports DMA done from/to internal FIFO, and DMA it only possible for
512 byte TPCs.

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky

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