[PATCH v2 00/12] scsi/NCR5380: fix debugging macros and #include structure
James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com
Sat Apr 26 10:21:03 PDT 2014
On Wed, 2014-03-19 at 23:35 +1100, Finn Thain wrote:
> This patch series addresses several issues with NCR5380 drivers:
> 1. The complex network of #include directives.
> 2. Three inconsistent implementations of the core driver all attempting
> to share the same macro definitions in NCR5380.h.
> 3. Broken debugging code.
> In the past these issues have led to compiler warnings and ugly hacks to
> fix build failures.
> This patch series fixes the debugging code by reducing the divergence
> between the various core driver implementations.
> The final two patches in the series further reduce divergence by refactoring
> sun3_scsi.c and sun3_scsi_vme.c so that they follow the same structure as
> the other NCR5380 drivers.
> By the end of this patch series over 800 net lines of code have been
> removed. This is mostly duplicated code that's easily eliminated once the
> debugging code is made consistent (and some dead code is removed).
> Better uniformity and less duplication should assist future work such as
> modernization and trivial clean-up.
> To make code review easier I've tried to keep these patches succinct and
> free of extraneous changes. Though I did run checkpatch.pl, I've ignored
> whitespace issues in existing code. I will send separate patches for
> whitespace clean-up of NCR5380 drivers.
> All NCR5380 drivers have been compile-tested with this patch series:
> I've successfully regression tested this patch series using mac_scsi on a
> PowerBook 180. The debugging macros are now usable again.
OK, so this is a pretty big change to an unmaintained driver. I'll take
it if you're willing to maintain the driver afterwards ... in which case
I need another patch to add you to the MAINTAINERS file.
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