Re: [PATCH trivial] include/linux/gfp.h: Improve the coding styles
From: Chen Gang
Date: Mon Feb 29 2016 - 12:47:05 EST
On 2/29/16 06:23, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 08:47:23AM +0800, Chen Gang wrote:
>> Excuse me, when I sent this patch, I did not know who I shall send to, I
>> have to reference to "./scripts/get_maintainer.pl".
>> If any members have no time to care about it (every members' time are
>> really expensive), please let me know (can reply directly).
> Yes, everybody's time is very expensive. So why are you wasting it
> all with a "last post wins" style of argumentation? A maintainer has
> NAK'ed it. Please drop this.
For me, I don't care about "last post wins".
But I care about the technical correctness, and for me, we (all of us)
need try our best to let the email reply as correct as we can, so can
avoid to mislead another readers.
So for me, if any members have new ideas, suggestions, or completions,
they can still reply at any time (may be next day, next week, or next
> There is a reason why whitespace fixes are often consider to have
> extreme negative value, and a deep suspicion that people are doing
> this just to say that they have a patch in the kernel, perhaps in the
> misapprehension that this will help them get a job.
For me, I don't think so, at least for me, contribution and learning is
my main goal in open source community, so I mainly focus on correctness.
All of us know when some related maintainer NAK'ed, the related patch,
of cause, must be dropped, the reason why I still reply the mail is: I
shall try to make the discussion/communication as correct as I can.
For "get a job", I guess, the open source community is helpful, but I
also suggest: if someone wants to "get a job", he/she should not depend
on the open source community (community has no duty for it).
> Let me say that if I were a hiring manager, and I did a Google search
> on a potential job application, and came across a thread like this, my
> reaction would be extremely negative.
For me, job hunter and HR hunter can use open source community, but the
open source community's main goal is not for job hunter or HR hunter. I
guess, the open source community's goal should be:
- Develop the relate product (we can treat it as urgent thing, e.g.
new features, bug fix).
- Learning and discussing the product related technical issues (we can
treat it as important thing, I guess, "coding styles issues" should
be one of these issues).
Welcome any members ideas, suggestions, and completions for it.
Chen Gang (éå)
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