[PATCH] Staging: btmtk_usb: Add hdev parameter to hdev->send driver callback

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Nov 15 23:39:50 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 07:36:31AM +0900, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> >>>>> while this is patch is correct, I do not really care about staging drivers that actually bluntly violate my copyright.
> >>>>> 
> >>>> 
> >>>> That's very cryptic.
> >>>> 
> >>>> What is going on here?  I googled it and I wasn't able to find what you
> >>>> are talking about.  Care to give us a hint and what you want us to do
> >>>> here?
> >>> 
> >>> the last time I checked, the majority of drivers/bluetooth/btusb.c has been written by myself. Now go and compare btusb.c to btmtk_usb.[ch].
> >>> 
> >>>> I have also added Johan Hedberg to the CC list because he also helped
> >>>> break the build.  Don't do that.
> >>> 
> >>> Yes, we are doing exactly that. It is a staging driver. I could not care less if a staging drivers breaks the build or not.
> >>> 
> >>> If anybody cares about this driver, then take the time to merge it upstream. It has never been submitted to linux-bluetooth mailing list.
> >>> 
> >>> There are drivers that should have never been merged into staging.
> >>> This is one of them. Look for yourself and explain to me why this
> >>> driver is part of staging in the first place.
> >> 
> >> Because it was sent to me by a developer?
> > 
> > it is a problem when staging just becomes a dumping ground for drivers that the distributions find somewhere on the Internet or CD-ROMs. And then nobody has any intentions to clean up and integrate properly. This one did not even go through linux-bluetooth mailing list once. It was submitted right to staging. And then the submitter walked away.
> and if I quote the TODO file:
>   TODO:
>           - checkpatch.pl clean
>           - determine if the driver should not be using a duplicate
>             version of the usb-bluetooth interface code, but should
>             be merged into the drivers/bluetooth/ directory and
>             infrastructure instead.
>           - review by the bluetooth developer community
>   Please send any patches for this driver to Yu-Chen, Cho <acho at suse.com> and
>   jay.hung at mediatek.com
> So from the submission we can assume that the submitter knew that this
> was duplicated code. The code also never got submitted for review to
> linux-bluetooth. And now 6 month later, none of the TODO items have
> been actually worked on.
> I do not know what your timeline is for removing drivers from staging,
> but this one seems to be a good candidate to get removed next.

6 months without any active contribution to getting it cleaned up and
merged is the timeline.  Which this one fits, so yes, I will remove it
for 3.14, unless Jay or Cho is going to start doing work on this.


greg k-h

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