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

From: Michal Simek
Date: Wed Mar 09 2016 - 12:29:29 EST

On 9.3.2016 18:22, David Miller wrote:
> 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.

I would expect this as separate patch not the part of one huge cleanup
patch which does just comment and space cleanups.