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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] staging: octeon: delete driver
On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 11:48:49PM +0200, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 12:15:15PM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 09:46:59PM +0200, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 01:01:20PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > I have no idea :(
> > >
> > > It's stated in the TODO file you are deleting (visible in your
> > > patch): "This driver is functional and supports Ethernet on
> > > OCTEON+/OCTEON2/OCTEON3 chips at least up to CN7030."
> > >
> > > This includes e.g. some D-Link routers and Uniquiti EdgeRouters. You
> > > can check from /proc/cpuinfo if you are running on this MIPS SoC.
> >
> > It also results in "mips:allmodconfig" build failures in mainline
> > and is for that reason being marked as BROKEN. Unfortunately,
> > misguided attempts to clean it up had the opposite effect.
>
> This was because of stubs hack added by someone - people who do not run
> or care about the hardware can now break it for others with their
> silly x86 "compile test"s.

Compile tests are nice in theory for finding static analysis bugs but
often they introduce static checker false positives because we don't
initialize *param variables in the stub functions.

And those compat stubs in particular were a headache to review. We
broke the build a couple times, but we *almost* broke the build a *lot*
of times...

regards,
dan carpenter

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