[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH 1/11] Fix miscellaneous typos

Keith J Outwater kjoutwater at raytheon.com
Sat May 6 01:09:42 CEST 2006

wd at denx.de wrote on 05/05/2006 03:49:03 PM:

> Dear Keith,
> I'm a bit unhappy about your patches.
> First, I don't know how to make heads or tails out  of  it.
> In this subject you write "PATCH 1/11" which looks as if this were  a
> couple  of  related  patches  coming in 11 parts, but actually all of
> them seem to be completely independent?

Independent, as you requested but with a poor choice of naming on my part.
I'll staighten this out.

> Then, I received patches 5/11, 8/11, 2/11, 11/11, 6/11,  1/11,  9/11,
> and 4/11. What about parts 3, 5, 7, 9, and 10?
> In message <OFBEDA0037.AED1556F-ON07257165.005DED58-07257165.
> 005E506A at mck.us.ray.com> you wrote:
> > This patch fixes a few typos.  No CHANGELOG entry due to trivial 
nature of 
> > patch
> Where in the README does  it  say  that  a  CHANGELOG  entry  is  not
> necessary for simple patches? I need this for each and every patch.

Saw someone else do this on the list a while back.  Sorry.  I'll put in
CHANGELOG entries for all patches.

> Then, you are violating the Coding Style requirements in a couple  of
> places  (I  didn't  check  carefully  as  I was not able to apply the
> patches [see below], but I've seen at least indentation  with  spaces
> instead  of the required TABs, indentation not by multiples of 8, and
> trailing white space.

Some "imported code" had this stuff, and in other cases existing code
was indented by 4.  I'll take a look and try to clean things up.

> Then you add nasty editor commands to your sources, like this one:
>    /* vim: set ts=4 tw=80 sw=4 cindent fo=tcroq: */

I'll remove this stuff.

> All of this is bad, but this one is fatal and forces me to reject all
> your patches as they are not usable: your  patches  are  line-wrapped
> which makes it impossible to apply them; for example, in [PATCH 8/11]
> Add support for environment storage in SystemACE:
> ...
> +
> +       Define this if you have a Compact Flash (CF) card connected to a
> +       Xilinx SystemACE controller in which you wish to store the 
> environment.
> +
> +       The device (instance) number of the SystemACE device you wich to 

> use.
> +       This is normally zero for a system with a single SystemACE.
> +
> +       - CFG_ENV_SIZE:
> +       The size of the environment in bytes.  Note that presently this 
> must
> ...

Crappy mail client. Is is OK to post all patches as attachements?

> Please clean up and resubmit, but please the rules as  documetned  in
> the  README. And make sure to configure your mailer correctly so that
> it doesn't corrupt your postings.
> All patches rejected. Sorry.

I'll address your issues and resubmit.

> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
> -- 
> Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
> Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
> In C we had to code our own bugs, in C++ we can inherit them.

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