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From: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
To: "Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
Cc: Sascha Hauer <kernel@pengutronix.de>,
	"open list:SERIAL DRIVERS" <linux-serial@vger.kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@gmail.com>,
	Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>, Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.com>,
	Linux LED Subsystem <linux-leds@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 1/4] lib: new helper kstrtodev_t()
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:57:00 +0200
Message-ID: <CAHp75VcC2adjcPUiWaZhXZgocWDPoUJZwGMYNfJWSqyqDAY1Dg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHp75Vd3KN81qxOWJQ7v=GimSLtVymur_iPsf91pka1STc1nfA@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 1:46 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andy.shevchenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:57 PM Uwe Kleine-König
> <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:22:36PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

...

> > Also I don't understand yet, what you want me to do.
>
> I have issues with kstrto() not playing with simple numbers (boolean

s/simple/simple and single/

> is a special case, but still a number at the end).
> I also don't feel good with too narrow usage of the newly introduced helper
>
> > Assume I'd be
> > willing to use simple_strtoul, I'd still want to have a function that
> > gives me a dev_t from a given string. Should I put this directly in my
> > led-trigger driver?
>
> I see the following possibilities:

(above doesn't imply the necessity of simple_strto*() use)

> a) put it inside the caller and forget about generic helper
> b) do a generic helper, but 1/ in string_*() namespace, 2/ with a
> delimiter parameter and 3/ possibility to take negative numbers
>
> In b) case, add to the commit message how many potential _existing_
> users may be converted to this.
> Also it would be good to have two versions strict (only \n at the end
> is allowed) and non-strict (based on the amount of users for each
> group).

And don't forget to extend lib/test_string.c accordingly.

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-13  9:15 [PATCH v6 0/4] leds: trigger: implement a tty trigger Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-13  9:15 ` [PATCH v6 1/4] lib: new helper kstrtodev_t() Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-19 19:50   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-02-20  7:49     ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-20 10:22       ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-02-20 10:57         ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-20 11:46           ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-02-20 11:57             ` Andy Shevchenko [this message]
2020-02-20 14:01             ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-21  8:42               ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-02-21 10:53                 ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-13  9:15 ` [PATCH v6 2/4] tty: rename tty_kopen() and add new function tty_kopen_shared() Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-19 13:21   ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-19 16:37     ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-19 17:17       ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-20 11:04         ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-25  8:55           ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-25  9:05             ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-13  9:15 ` [PATCH v6 3/4] tty: new helper function tty_get_icount() Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-13  9:16 ` [PATCH v6 4/4] leds: trigger: implement a tty trigger Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-19 10:52   ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-19 11:03     ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-02-19 11:19       ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-19 12:48         ` Johan Hovold
2020-02-19 10:40 ` [PATCH v6 0/4] " Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-02-26 14:02   ` Pavel Machek

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