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SubjectRe: [net-next RFC PATCH 4/4] net: dsa: qca8k: split qca8k in common and 8xxx specific code
On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 07:10:52PM +0200, Christian Marangi wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 08:21:35PM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 07:49:58PM +0200, Christian Marangi wrote:
> > > The qca8k family reg structure is also used in the internal ipq40xx
> > > switch. Split qca8k common code from specific code for future
> > > implementation of ipq40xx internal switch based on qca8k.
> > >
> > > While at it also fix minor wrong format for comments and reallign
> > > function as we had to drop static declaration.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Christian Marangi <ansuelsmth@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/net/dsa/qca/Makefile | 1 +
> > > drivers/net/dsa/qca/{qca8k.c => qca8k-8xxx.c} | 1210 +----------------
> > > drivers/net/dsa/qca/qca8k-common.c | 1174 ++++++++++++++++
> > > drivers/net/dsa/qca/qca8k.h | 58 +
> > > 4 files changed, 1245 insertions(+), 1198 deletions(-)
> > > rename drivers/net/dsa/qca/{qca8k.c => qca8k-8xxx.c} (64%)
> > > create mode 100644 drivers/net/dsa/qca/qca8k-common.c
> >
> > Sorry, this patch is very difficult to review for correctness.
> > Could you try to split it to multiple individual function movements?
>
> You are right.
> Can I split them in category function (bridge function, vlan function,
> ATU...) Or you want them even more split?

Yes, I think splitting by category is OK as long as the number of
functions being moved at once is trackable by a human being (I'd say at
most 5 functions or so). Use your own judgement while looking at the
output of git format-patch (essentially what a reviewer is looking at).

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