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SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/14] net: sched: use unique idr insert function in unlocked actions
On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:13:06AM +0300, Or Gerlitz wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 1:20 AM, Marcelo Ricardo Leitner
> <> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 05:27:14PM +0300, Vlad Buslov wrote:
> >> Substitute calls to action insert function with calls to action insert
> >> unique function that warns if insertion overwrites index in idr.
> >
> > I know this patch may be gone on V2, but a general comment, please use
> > the function names themselves instead of a textualized version. I.e.,
> > s/action insert unique/tcf_idr_insert_unique/
> disagree. While doing reviews I found out that if I ask the developer
> to use higher
> level / descriptive language and specifically to avoid putting
> variable / function names in
> patch titles and change logs, the quality gets ++ big time, vs if the
> developer is allowed to say
> net/mlx5: Changed add_vovo_bobo()
> Added variable do_it_right to add_vovo_bobo(), now we are terribly good.

In your example I agree that it is not helping and it is even allowing
such empty changelog, just as in the section I highlighted, the
descriptive language is also not helping IMHO.

I had to read it 3 times to make sure I wasn't missing a modifier word
when comparing the two functions and well, it's just saying
"Substitute calls to foo function to bar function". I don't see how
the textualized version helps in this case while, at least in this
one, I would have visually recognized the function names way faster.

Sounds like 2 bad examples for either approach.

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