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From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: linux-ide@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/20] ata_piix: add EFAR SLC90E66 support
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:01:45 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTimGRnOkBJWiGejonRKGVp5urXDNwa8DKovhNSt0@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110208133809.2386ee86@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>> such optimizations because maintenance cost > potential savings (i.e.
>> making SCSI quirks optional, I have draft patch for this, itself cuts
>> like 10k).
>
> Interesting in itself but irrelevant because the current situation is
> that a piix change cannot break oldpiix, efar, it8213, radisys etc and
> vice versa. Particuarly important when the other chips are not common so
> test coverage is difficult, and that far outweighs the maintenance
> savings for other things, especially as this is code that just doesn't
> change.
>
>>
>> > It also leads to hideous uglies in the main code paths like this :
>> >
>> > +       unsigned int has_sitre  = (dev->vendor != 0x8086 ||
>> > +                                  dev->device != 0x1230);
>> >
>> > which also has exactly zero comments.
>>
>> has_sitre variable name is documentation in itself for anyone knowing
>> the hardware or has read a chipset/code documentation.
>
> And naturally anyone randomly glancing at the code knows why it's
> checking 0x8086 & 0x1230, and why the radisys check interacts with it.
>
> Bartlomiej - those are a mess, a complete and total mess. It doesn't
> necessarily argue against folding them together, but at least do a clean
> job of it.

I beg to differ regardless "the mess" comment but well, you can always
take my work and "add value" to it like in 2009 (when somehow you miss
that your pata_rdc also needs locking fixes but you were more
concerned with little differences between my work and your
"dreamwork"..)

  reply	other threads:[~2011-02-08 14:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 68+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-08 12:23 [PATCHSET] ata: rework support for PIIX-alike PATA controllers Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:23 ` [PATCH 01/20] ata_piix: SITRE handling fix Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:04   ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 13:02     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:23 ` [PATCH 02/20] ata_piix: unify code for programming PIO and MWDMA timings Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 13:36   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-20 18:59     ` Alan Cox
2011-02-20 20:42       ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-20 21:07         ` Alan Cox
2011-02-21 11:38           ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-21 11:53             ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-21 12:00               ` Alan Cox
2011-02-21 11:58             ` Alan Cox
2011-02-21 11:59               ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:23 ` [PATCH 03/20] pata_efar: fix register naming used in efar_set_piomode() Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 04/20] pata_efar: unify code for programming PIO and MWDMA timings Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 14:32   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 05/20] pata_efar: always program master_data before slave_data Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:07   ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 13:16     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:25       ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 13:28         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:39           ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 13:57             ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 14:12               ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 14:32                 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:38         ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-19  9:25           ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-19 16:48             ` Alan Cox
2011-02-20 10:38               ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 11:36                 ` Alan Cox
2011-02-21 20:06             ` Jeff Garzik
2011-02-22  9:19               ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-22 11:14                 ` Alan Cox
2011-02-23  8:45                   ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-23  8:53                     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-23 10:17                       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-23  9:14                     ` Alan Cox
2011-02-23 10:28                       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-23 10:36                         ` Alan Cox
2011-02-24 17:53                         ` Alan Cox
2011-02-10 14:23   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-10 17:14     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-10 17:55       ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 06/20] pata_it8213: fix register naming used in it8213_set_piomode() Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 07/20] pata_it8213: unify code for programming PIO and MWDMA timings Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 14:37   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 08/20] pata_it8213: add UDMA100 and UDMA133 support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 09/20] pata_oldpiix: unify code for programming PIO and MWDMA timings Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 14:52   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 10/20] pata_radisys: " Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 15:01   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:24 ` [PATCH 11/20] pata_rdc: " Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 12/20] pata_rdc: parallel scanning needs an extra locking Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-20 15:04   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 13/20] pata_rdc: add Power Management support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 14/20] pata_oldpiix: add locking for parallel scanning Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-10 14:28   ` Sergei Shtylyov
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 15/20] pata_oldpiix: enable parallel scan Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 16/20] ata_piix: add EFAR SLC90E66 support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:13   ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 13:27     ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 13:38       ` Alan Cox
2011-02-08 14:01         ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz [this message]
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 17/20] ata_piix: add IT8213 support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 18/20] ata_piix: add RDC support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:25 ` [PATCH 19/20] ata_piix: add Intel old PIIX support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2011-02-08 12:26 ` [PATCH 20/20] ata_piix: add Radisys R82600 support Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz

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