Re: [PATCH] regulator: Ensure unique regulator debugfs directory names

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Mon Nov 17 2014 - 23:18:57 EST

On 11/17/2014 03:26 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 01:00:09PM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 08:17:03AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:

To avoid the problem, prepend the debugfs directory name for a regulator
with its parent device name if available, but only if no explicit
regulator name was provided.

Hi Mark,

did you have time to look into this patch ?

Please don't send contentless, quoted pings. One of two things will be
true: either your patch got lost in which case a quoted copy is of no
use in getting the patch applied or the patch is buried under other mail
in which case you are at best adding to the email volume and at worst
your mail will never be seen as it's threaded in with the original send.

Hi Mark,

Sorry, I have no idea how you expect me (and others) to handle situations
like this, much less with this patch. Please keep in mind that this is
a per-maintainer process, and each maintainer handles things differently.
Individual maintainers may expect me to send a ping like I did, or to
resend the patch, or they may not reply because they dislike the patch
and they don't want to be bothered with a discussion. Some even go
ballistic if they get an e-mail with more than 80 columns of text.

Negotiating a minefield sometimes seems easier than submitting kernel
patches :-(.

I can't even find out by browsing the regulator mailing list since it
appears that there is no such list.


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