Re: [PATCH net-next v2 2/6] net: dsa: mv88e6xxx: move ATU code in its own file

From: Vivien Didelot
Date: Fri Feb 17 2017 - 16:56:06 EST

Hi Andrew,

Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx> writes:

> This seems to be more than renaming a few functions. There looks to be
> real changes here. I think these changes should be split out into a
> separate patch with an explanation what is being changed. Keep this
> patch for plain renames.
> It would also be easier to review if the patch just moved the code, no
> changes. Then have patches which clean up the API. It is hard to see
> what is move and what is cleanup. Plain move needs little review,
> cleanup needs more review. With the current patch, it is hard to see
> which is which.

I understand your concerns about that. I've started that way (just
moving code) but this ended up messier because of the naming convention
which would required renaming and more diffstats. I found it actually
easier to review the new code at once by reading all the addition block.

Note that we are very close from 4.10, so unless there is a major issue
in the patchset, I'd prefer not to respin new versions. I'd gladly send
cosmetics fixup later though. I'm waiting for this patchset to land in
net-next to send the second one ready for cross-chip bridging in DSA.