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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] drivers/mtd: make several functions return bool
On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 09:58:21AM +0100, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:57:59 +0100
> Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> wrote:
>
> > Am 25.03.2016 um 07:31 schrieb Yaowei Bai:
> > > On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:54:51AM +0800, Dongsheng Yang wrote:
> > >> ccing: Brian and Richard
> > >>
> > >> Hi Yao,
> > >> Is that really necessary? I am not sure how much benefit we can
> > >> achieve from this change.
> > >> Could you explain more?
> > >
> > > Yes, according to these functions' name, a boolean return value is more
> > > suitable and matchable.
> > >
> > > Also personally think this change maybe benfit function's return value
> > > storage in the stack when called on certain architectures.
> >
> > On which archs? And what exactly is the benefit?
> > I agree that bool might be a better choice for new functions
> > but here you're touching existing and working(!) code.
> > The only outcome is git history pollution that makes git blame
> > less efficient.
>
> Indeed, you raised a good point. Having useless changes pollute git
> blame output may be problematic. Not sure I want to apply those patches
> anymore :-/.
>
> Anyway, Yao, I'm sure you can find other usefull things to contribute.

OK, thanks for reviewing.

>
> --
> Boris Brezillon, Free Electrons
> Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
> http://free-electrons.com


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