Re: [PATCH v1] usb: typec: tcpci: Added few missing TCPCI register definitions

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Mar 17 2021 - 14:03:50 EST

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 10:58:24AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 3/17/21 9:42 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 03:52:58PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> >> On 3/16/21 3:13 PM, Badhri Jagan Sridharan wrote:
> >>> This change adds some of the register bit definitions from the TCPCI spec:
> >>>
> >>> usb-port_controller_specification_rev2.0_v1.0_0.pdf
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Badhri Jagan Sridharan <badhri@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> Are those going to be used ?
> >
> > For values and #defines that are in public specs, does it matter? It's
> > good to have full definitions in the .h files for whenever possible for
> > stuff like this to make it easy for people to write code to use them :)
> >
> Good to know your position on this. It is one of the per-maintainer
> thingies: Some maintainers don't accept defines if they are not used.
> Usually I stay away from defining them to avoid the resulting arguments/
> discussions. If you are ok with it, so am I.

#defines are trivial, and are good for documenting things. We have loads
of drivers that do this to make it a good way to document the full
hardware or specification despite not using all of the defines. They
also are not a maintenance burden.

I don't take new apis that no one uses in-kernel as that's just ripe for
deletion and is a maintenance burden. It makes no sense to add and then
remove something right away :)


greg k-h