Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add at24 based EEPROMs to the eeprom_dev hardware class

From: Laszlo Papp
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 12:51:15 EST

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Wolfram Sang <wsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> No need to quote the whole message if you reply only to a bit of it.
>> > module_init(at24_init);
>> >
>> > static void __exit at24_exit(void)
>> > {
>> > i2c_del_driver(&at24_driver);
>> > }
>> > module_exit(at24_exit);
>> Couldn't you use module_i2c_driver() instead of this?
> He didn't write that code. It doesn't have a + at the beginning. He used
> the whole driver as context, which is highly unusual. A context of 3
> lines is usually good enough.

Right. I will send a patch addressing that separately.

>> > MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for most I2C EEPROMs");
>> > MODULE_AUTHOR("David Brownell and Wolfram Sang");
>> I would personally put your name in here if I were you, otherwise
>> David and Wolfram might get contacted by some people instead of you
>> (at least based on this).
> See above. He changed only 10 lines. Not enough for copyright IMO.

Well, it is not the Copyrights section, or you are saying the same
people should go to MODULE_AUTHOR as in the Copyrights section, even
if it is potentially several names? I thought this would be the name
of the person who put the file together even if from existing sources.

>> PS.: Fixing the broken i2c mailing list typo, and updating Wolfram's
>> address from the broken (obsolete?) version.
> It came through to the i2c list? What was wrong?

Yes, it did, _after_ fixing the typo in the mailing list address.
Check the original mailing list address typed for details.
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