Re: [GIT PULL] Backlight for v6.1

From: Lee Jones
Date: Fri Oct 07 2022 - 09:16:19 EST

On Wed, 05 Oct 2022, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 5:44 AM Lee Jones <lee@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > - Add support for MediaTek MT6370 Backlight
> Hmm. This new driver has a
> depends on MFD_MT6370
> but there is no such symbol anywhere.
> It turns out the same is true of the MT6370 regulator driver that was
> added during the previous merge window.
> I do see that MFD_MT6370 in linux-next, but I don't see any pull
> request for this, and now that I started looking I do see that we had
> this already in 6.0.
> I do *not* believe that it's ok to randomly take "drivers" that depend
> on functionality that hasn't even been merged yet, and that are
> basically just dead code but hidden away this non-obvious way.
> I've pulled this, but I want to just state that this is bad, bad, bad.
> If it has dependencies that aren't met, it damn well shouldn't be sent
> upstream in a form where upstream can't even build test the thing.

PR satisfying this dependency was submitted the following day:

Lee Jones [李琼斯]