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SubjectRe: [PATCH script] hwmon: Use octal not symbolic permissions
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On 03/27/2018 04:48 AM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-03-27 at 03:28 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> On 03/27/2018 12:35 AM, Joe Perches wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2018-03-26 at 23:33 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>> Since the hwmon subsystem has been labeled as both "obsolete" and "obscure",
>>>
>>> fyi: It's marked Maintained in MAINTAINERS
>>>
>>
>> I did not say that it was not maintained, and I am aware of the information
>> in the MAINTAINERS file, thanks.
>
> As am I.
>
> I do agree that hwmon is obscure. Almost everything about
> anything is obscure to those that don't fully understand it.
>
> I am unaware though of any use of "obsolete" in drivers/hwmon/
> or in Documentation/ about hwmon or the wiki/
>
> In what sense do you mean hwmon is obsolete?
>

_I_ did not say it was obsolete. It was described as obsolete by a maintainer
of a different subsystem at a conference a couple of years ago. If I wasn't too
lazy, I could try to find the presentation, but I don't see the point.

> And the cocci script?
>
> Anything later than:
> https://systeme.lip6.fr/pipermail/cocci/2016-December/003887.html
> https://github.com/groeck/coccinelle-patches/tree/master/hwmon
> ?
>
I don't think I ever published it. If I recall correctly, it required
some cleanup patches to be applied first, but then I gave up on the idea
because I didn't want to proceed without code reviews.

> btw: I think the perl scripts I posted for DEV_ATTR_<RW|RO|WO>
> transforms are simpler and less prone to tool versioning
> issues.
>
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/22/844
>
> It'd be fairly simple to add SENSOR_ support.
>

I'll keep it in mind.

Thanks,
Guenter

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