Re: [PATCH 0/3] net: macb: Fix coding style issues

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Mar 09 2016 - 12:22:24 EST

From: Michal Simek <michal.simek@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:29:39 +0100

> On 7.3.2016 18:13, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
>> Le 07/03/2016 17:17, Moritz Fischer a écrit :
>>> Hi Nicolas,
>>> this series deals with most of the checkpatch warnings
>>> generated for macb. There are two BUG_ON()'s that I didn't touch, yet,
>>> that were suggested by checkpatch, that I can address in a follow up
>>> commit if needed.
>>> Let me know if you want me to split the fixes differently or squash
>>> them into one commit.
>> Hi,
>> I'm not usually fond of this type of patches, but I must admit that this
>> series corrects some style issues.
>> So, I would like more feedback from Michal and Cyrille as these changes
>> may delay some of the not-merged-yet features or more important
>> work-in-progress on their side.
>> On the other hand, if we all think it's a calm period for this macb
>> driver, we may find interesting to merge some "cleanup and style"
>> enhancements.
> Not a problem with merging cleanups in general. We have several out of
> tree patches but doesn't make sense to to wait.
> I wasn't in cc for the series but I don't like this change to be the
> part of cleanup series.
> mac = of_get_mac_address(np);
> if (mac)
> - memcpy(bp->dev->dev_addr, mac, ETH_ALEN);
> + ether_addr_copy(bp->dev->dev_addr, mac);

Why? This is what we tell people to use.