Re: [RFC PATCH 00/34] sun8i-codec fixes and new features

From: Mark Brown
Date: Mon Feb 17 2020 - 11:26:57 EST

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:42:16AM -0600, Samuel Holland wrote:

> There are several trivial fixes in here, and there are several commits
> that just add new features without changing any existing behavior, but
> there is enough changing that I thought it would be best to send the
> whole thing as an RFC. I'm more than happy to reorganize this into one
> or several patchsets in future revisions. It doesn't have to all go in
> at once.

This could definitely use being both split up and reordered, it's a 34
patch series as things stand which is just far too big and I don't
understand the ordering within the series - there's a mix of fixes,
cleanups and new features which should come in that order but don't.
This makes it difficult to get a handle on what's going on because what
the series is doing jumps about a lot. There's also a lot of overuse of
fixes tags and stable tags which also makes things less clear. I'd
suggest first sending all the clear fixes as a separate series with the
cleanups and new functionality separate.

With regard to the ABI breaks they *may* be OK for mainline if we're
confident that there's not going to be anyone broken by them but we
should be looking to maintain compatibility if we can even if that's the

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