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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 1/4] mfd: bd71837: mfd driver for ROHM BD71837 PMIC
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018, Enric Balletbo Serra wrote:

> Hi Matti,
>
> Missatge de Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@fi.rohmeurope.com> del
> dia dt., 26 de juny 2018 a les 14:03:
> >
> > Hello Again Eric,
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 01:40:40PM +0200, Enric Balletbo Serra wrote:
> > > Hi Matti,
> > > Missatge de Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@fi.rohmeurope.com> del
> > > dia dt., 26 de juny 2018 a les 13:25:
> > > > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:06:33AM +0200, Enric Balletbo Serra wrote:
> > > > > Missatge de Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@fi.rohmeurope.com> del
> > > > > dia dt., 19 de juny 2018 a les 12:57:
> > > >
> > > > > > +static const struct of_device_id bd71837_of_match[] = {
> > > > > > + { .compatible = "rohm,bd71837", .data = (void *)0},
> > > > > > + { },
> > > > >
> > > > > nit: { /* sentinel */ }
> > > >
> > > > I am sorry but I didn't quite get the point here. Could you please
> > > > explain what did you expect to be added here?
> > > >
> > >
> > > It's a nit but It is a good practice to specify that the last entry is
> > > a sentinel. Just this.
> > >
> > > +static const struct of_device_id bd71837_of_match[] = {
> > > + { .compatible = "rohm,bd71837", .data = (void *)0},
> > > + { /* sentinel */ }
> > > +};
> >
> > Oh, I see. Finally something I can disagree =) I quickly opened few
> > random drivers which declare match table. None of them practiced this
> > good practice. So I guess it is not such a standard after all. And I
> > guess the meaning of last entry in match table should be quite obvious.
> > Adding the comment /* sentinel */ sounds like stating the obvious at
> > best - at worst it gets one just to wonder what the "sentinel" means =)
> >
>
> git grep "/\* sentinel \*/"
>
> Anyway, I marked this change as a nit, so you don't need to change. I
> just commented because at some point I received a "complain" when I
> didn't add it. But this is up to the maintainer and I am not sure if
> the "complain" was received in this subsystem :)

Certainly not from me. I don't agree with the practice.

I'd like to know who is enforcing this!

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