Re: [PATCH v4] Documentation: Move samples from doc to samples/

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Jul 19 2016 - 18:46:28 EST

On 07/19/16 15:35, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:55:00 -0400
> Mahesh Khanwalkar <maheshkhanwalkar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Moved sample code found in Documentation/ to samples/ but kept actual
>> documentation where it is, while updating any in-text references to the
>> moved code. Updated the Documentation/Makefile and samples/Makefile to
>> reflect the change. Built with CONFIG_SAMPLES=y in .config with no
>> build errors. The directories added within samples/ still follow the
>> same structure that they did in Documentation. Directories in
>> Documentation/ that contained code still exist, only the code within
>> them has been moved out accordingly.
> So, while I'm generally in favor of moving this code over to samples/,

ack that.

> I'm a bit nervous about a single, do-it-all patch. I'd rather see each
> subsystem's stuff moved separately, with (1) review from the appropriate
> maintainer, and (2) some sense that somebody has looked at this code and
> ensured that it still makes sense to keep around.
> For example, pcmcia/crc32hash.c predates the git era and has only seen
> trivial changes in living memory. I have this vague sense that the
> number of new PCMCIA cards needing addition is pretty small these days.
> Rather than move it to samples/ (what is it a sample of?), we might want
> to consider just getting rid of it.

That one is not really a sample, it's more of a development/developer tool,
so it should end up in tools/ IMO.