Re: [PATCH] Rename rar_driver to rar_register

From: Marcel Holtmann
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 16:46:23 EST

Hi Mark,

> The purpose of this patch is to change the name of rar_register source
> files (both the .c and .h files) to rar_register.
> This is the first of seven patches for the rar_register driver
> for Sunday, January 17, 2009
> This is to clarify that this driver is for the rar_register.
> This patch only changes the names. It does not make any changes in
> any code.
> Any checkpatch errors on this code were from the original code. They
> will be addressed in future patches.
> The rar stands for restricted access region. The restricted access
> region is an area of memory that can be locked from access by the
> x86 processor.
> The purpose of the restricted access region is to safeguard confidential
> information from any unauthorized software running on the x86 processor.
> The purpose of this driver is to enable other drivers to obtain
> the address ranges of the restricted regions as well as lock them.
> This patch is referenced off the linux-next repository as pulled
> on Sunday, January 17, 2010

this is a lot of boilerplate that you repeat for every patch in this
series. It distracts from the actual change you are making. I would
prefer if you send an introductory/summary email and then focus the
commit message on the actual change you are making.



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