Re: [PATCH] staging: rtl8712: Removed FSF address warning

From: Larry Finger
Date: Sun Mar 20 2016 - 10:26:26 EST

On 03/20/2016 08:59 AM, Parth Sane wrote:
Removed checkpatch warning caused by FSF address block
Signed-off-by: Parth Sane <laerdevstudios@xxxxxxxxx>
drivers/staging/rtl8712/hal_init.c | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

Now you have at least 3 different patches all with the same subject! How is the maintainer supposed to keep them separate? Patchworks will replace each of them with the next one having the same title.

A better way would be to create a multiple-part set of patches with the subject containing the name of the file being "fixed".

Note that this warning was added to well after the driver was added to the staging tree. In fact, if this warning had been present then, the FSF address would have been removed.

I consider this type of patch to be of minimal value; however, if you do not remove this warning, then someone else will. Thus, you should repackage these changes. By my count, there are 94 files containing this information. Dropping them as one set of patches might be too many at once. I would split them into groups of 13 files in one batch, 14 in the next, then 15, 16, 17, and finally 19, then each group will also be distinguishable.

If GregKH wants it done differently, he will let us know.