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From: Sven Van Asbroeck <thesven73@gmail.com>
To: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: "Andreas Färber" <afaerber@suse.de>,
	"Linus Walleij" <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	"Enrico Weigelt" <lkml@metux.net>,
	"Oliver Hartkopp" <socketcan@hartkopp.net>,
	"J. Kiszka" <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>,
	"Frank Iwanitz" <friw@hms-networks.de>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 3/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for device configuration
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2019 11:43:05 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGngYiXR733NhnCE87mvxNo2xXzLLEJtvbn98DUTrKMJexvyKg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191002152358.GA1748000@kroah.com>

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 11:24 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> If the code works with some subset now, then why not work to get this
> cleaned up properly and out of staging and then add new features like
> this type of configuration system afterward?
>
> Why is this a requirement to add while the code is in staging?

I believe we put this code in staging/ not because there were issues
with the codebase itself. But rather because the subsystem needs
more industry interest and developer sign-offs. The TODO reflects that.

And that will be very hard to do without some form of a config interface,
which this patchset adds.

Perhaps the time isn't ripe for this subsystem yet, although I cannot
believe that we are the only ones running Linux on fieldbus 'gadgets'.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-02 15:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-18 18:35 [PATCH v1 0/5] Introduce fieldbus_dev configuration interface Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 1/5] staging: fieldbus core: remove unused strings Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 2/5] staging: fieldbus: move "offline mode" definition to fieldbus core Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 3/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for device configuration Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:06   ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:07     ` Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-10-02 15:23       ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:43         ` Sven Van Asbroeck [this message]
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 4/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for FL-NET devices Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:07   ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:08     ` Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 5/5] staging: fieldbus: add support for HMS FL-NET industrial controller Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:05   ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:08     ` Sven Van Asbroeck

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