Re: [PATCH v5 3/8] pinctrl: cygnus: add initial IOMUX driver support

From: Ray Jui
Date: Mon Mar 09 2015 - 15:00:20 EST

On 3/9/2015 11:40 AM, Paul Bolle wrote:
> Linus Walleij schreef op ma 09-03-2015 om 17:28 [+0100]:
>> I think you're right. Or I fear you're right.
>> But this problem is present in so many drivers that a generic
>> fixup needs to be done with a script and across an entire subsystem
>> at once,
> Why don't we start with checking for similar cases during review, like
> I'm now doing for only a week or two?
>> and besides I'm not sure of these macros disturb so much.
> I think they're confusing at best. Ie, when reading the code and the
> corresponding Kconfig file one has to wonder: should the Kconfig symbol
> actually be tristate or should it stay bool but did someone forget to
> delete the module-specific code?
>> They are documentation in a sense, albeit a kind of documentation
>> we used before we had git to record the actual authors of the
>> code.
> They're useful, mostly, for module utilities. Outside that scope they
> add information that thousands of files (that can also only be built-in
> but do not have these macros) do not have and, apparently, do not need.

I think it depends on how you see it. Based on this logic, then one can
also argue comments in the code will be pre-processed away and are not
needed. They at least serve the same documentation purpose in a way. So
far I haven't seen other people complaining that having these module
based macros in the driver are confusing when the Kconfig has a bool.


> Thanks,
> Paul Bolle
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