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From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz on 18 Feb 2010 17:50
On Thursday 18 February 2010 10:44:48 pm Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:59:22 +0100
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier(a)gmail.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH] libata: pass host flags into __ata_pci_sff_init_one() helper
> > This was orginally proposed by Alan Cox but as a change
> > for ata_pci_sff_init_one() helper function instead of
> > __ata_pci_sff_init_one() one which casues needless churn
> > to all host drivers and accidentally breakes few host
> > drivers which are still on their way upstream.
> > Allows parallel scan and the like to be set without
> > having to stop using the existing full helper functions.
> NAK - __ is for internal symbol names.
A NAK for an atang specific patch? :)
- Please read DISCLAIMER in the first mail (it is there for a valid reasons).
- The patch is for atang tree and said __ change happened _months_ ago as
a part of (very much related) ->init_host work which is not 'upstream'.
- __ has been also used for exactly such purpose in the kernel, i.e.:
$ grep EXPORT_SYMBOL drivers/pci/*c|grep __
Just see commit 863b18f introducing __pci_register_driver
(please notice that the change was suggested by Al Viro!)..
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