Re: [PATCH] libosd: Remove ignored __weak attribute

From: Nathan Chancellor
Date: Sat Oct 27 2018 - 02:25:37 EST

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 11:15:11PM -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On 10/26/18 8:35 PM, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> > The second observation I'll make is that if someone is proposing a
> > cleanup patch, it's unfair to dump on the person proposing the cleanup
> > patch the (non-trivial) effort to drop a driver/file system/subsystem.
> Hi Ted,
> Maybe I was not clear enough. It never was my intention to suggest that Nick
> or Nathan should remove the OSD code. This is something I'm willing to do
> myself. BTW, I'm still waiting for someone to explain me why the patch at
> the start of this thread was submitted by people who never have used the
> libosd driver and who do not have any plans to use it ever.

Hi Bart,

We've been cleaning up Clang warnings seen in various configurations. In
this case, I believe this warning shows up in an arm64 allyesconfig
build (would probably show up in an x86_64 one too but I'm not going to
test right now).

More info:


> > If the maintainer wants to drop a driver/file system, that should be
> > the maintainer's responsibiltiy; not someone proposing a
> > cleanup/maintenance patch.
> I think anyone who makes tree-wide changes has the freedom to suggest to
> remove a driver. Having to modify drivers that are no longer maintained when
> doing tree-wide changes can be a real pain.
> Additionally, you may have missed earlier discussions on the linux-scsi
> mailing list about this driver. The first time it was suggested to remove
> this driver was several years ago. The outcome of a discussion of a few
> weeks ago is that there is agreement about the removal of this driver. See
> also the following messages:
> *
> *
> Bart.