Re: coccinelle: api/devm_platform_ioremap_resource: remove useless script
From: Markus Elfring
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 - 01:46:58 EST
>>> I think part of the issue is that the script reports a WARNING
Would anybody like to change this category to âINFOâ?
>> How much does this information influence really the stress tolerance
>> and change resistance (or acceptance) for the presented collateral evolution?
* Automated processes can trigger also big amounts of possible adjustments.
* The software development capacity will vary for affected components
during the years.
* Implementing changes is a recurring project management task, isn't it?
>>> for something that is definitely correct code,
>> Can related software improvement possibilities be taken into account
>> again under other circumstances?
> These patches provide no improvement whatsoever.
* Do you find information from the description of a corresponding
("drivers: provide devm_platform_ioremap_resource()") reasonable?
* How do you think about to compare any differences with
software build results?
> As pointed out, they mostly introduce bugs.
Would you like to check any error statistics in more detail?
> Providing Coccinelle scripts that scream about perfectly valid code is pointless,
They usually point opportunities out for further collateral evolution,
> and the result is actively harmful.
You might not like some changes for a while.
> If said script was providing a correct semantic patch
I got the impression that this can also happen often enough.
Would you like to check the concrete transformation failure rate once more?
> instead of being an incentive for people to churn untested patches
> that span the whole tree, that'd be a different story.
Various developers got motivated to achieve something (possible improvements?)
also by the means of available software analysis tools.
Mistakes can then happen as usual during such adjustment attempts.
> But that's not what this is about.
I guess that your software development concerns can be clarified a bit more.