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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] ath10k: remove ath10k_vif_to_arvif()
On 02/09/2017 11:03 PM, Valo, Kalle wrote:
> Ben Greear <> writes:
>> On 02/07/2017 01:14 AM, Valo, Kalle wrote:
>>> Adrian Chadd <> writes:
>>>> Removing this method makes the diff to FreeBSD larger, as "vif" in
>>>> FreeBSD is a different pointer.
>>>> (Yes, I have ath10k on freebsd working and I'd like to find a way to
>>>> reduce the diff moving forward.)
>>> I don't like this "(void *) vif->drv_priv" style that much either but
>>> apparently it's commonly used in Linux wireless code and already parts
>>> of ath10k. So this patch just unifies the coding style.
>> Surely the code compiles to the same thing, so why add a patch that
>> makes it more difficult for Adrian and makes the code no easier to read
>> for the rest of us?
> Because that's the coding style used already in Linux. It's great to see
> that parts of ath10k can be used also in other systems but in principle
> I'm not very fond of the idea starting to reject valid upstream patches
> because of driver forks.

There are lots of people trying to maintain out-of-tree or backported patches to ath10k,
and every time there is a meaningless style change, that just makes us
waste more time on useless work instead of having time to work on more important


> I think backports project is doing it right, it's not limiting upstream
> development in any way and handles all the API changes internally. Maybe
> FreeBSD could do something similar?

Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc

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