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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] platform/x86: wmi: add WMI support to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE()
Hi Darren,

On 2019-01-26, Darren Hart wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 12:55:52PM +0100, Mattias Jacobsson wrote:
> > This patchset adds WMI support to MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE().
> Hi Mattias,
> Thanks for the patch series. I've reviewed and found no major issues - but what
> I'm missing from this cover letter and each commit message is the why. What is
> the problem this series is intended to address? This should be clear in the
> commit messages so developers reading the git history have the necessary context
> to understand why the change was made and the intent behind them were.

Thanks for reviewing the patchset!

> The only advantage that I see by the end of the series is removing the need for
> driver authors to prefix the modules alias with "wmi:" - which is an advantage
> and avoids careless errors. Is that the only goal? It adds some complexity by
> spreading the implementation across more files and more directories, so we need
> to document the justification.

Now that you point it out I can definitely see that the reasoning isn't
explicitly stated. Sorry about that!

I've updated the commit messages for [PATCH 2/3] and [PATCH 3/3] in v2
of this patchset to clarify the "why".

> Thanks,
> --
> Darren Hart
> VMware Open Source Technology Center


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