[RFC 2/3] mei: unstaging mei driver

Winkler, Tomas tomas.winkler at intel.com
Mon Mar 19 21:13:46 UTC 2012



> >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:40:29PM +0200, Tomas Winkler wrote:
> > > > > > -TODO:
> > > > > > -	- Cleanup and split the timer function
> > > > >
> > > > > What ever happened to this item?
> > > >
> > > > This is basically splitting the mei_timer delayed work so it
> > > > doesn't have to tick each 2 second but only when there is something
> pending.
> > >
> > > That would be good to solve, don't you think?  It will save power,
> > > and for lots of devices, waking up every 2 seconds is noticable.
> >
> > Yes it would great and we will definitely do it but frankly I never
> > seen it high on the power list even on the idle system. The users who
> > really want this go to mainline are actually from the severs world were this
> is a bit less an issue.
> >
> > >
> > > > It's not some stability issue so please let me know if you think
> > > > it is appropriate to fix it after we go out of staging.
> > > > If I will try to push few patches this week as the time allows me.
> > >
> > > It's too late for the 3.4 merge window now, sorry, that's closed.
> > > But for 3.5, it would be good to have this done.
> >
> > Yeah I kind slept under rock and haven't noticed that v3.3 is already
> > out anyway please  reconsider my previously posted unstaging patches
> were out for few weeks.
> 
> Sorry, but as they weren't accepted into my tree by last week, I can't accept
> them for 3.4.

> Also, I thought I asked that you get a signed-off-by by some other Intel
> people before this code could move out of staging, did I miss that
> happening?

I'm not arguing but I really cannot recall that request otherwise I would surely make it happen.

Thanks
Tomas





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