[Buildroot] [PATCH] ARC: gcc - Fix SIZE_TYPE to be "unsigned int" instead of long unsigned int"

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Sep 15 14:55:57 UTC 2014

Dear Alexey Brodkin,

On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:41:57 +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:

> > We have a stupid rule, and stupid rules are meant to be complied
> > with :-)
> Understood - uniformity is good even if the rule itself is not that
> good :)

Absolutely :)

> Funny enough that initially I had the same comment in the patch itself,
> but while looking at output of "git format-patch" I found myself a bit
> frustrated - if I were a reviewer I would say that submitted "full"
> patch looks ridiculous.
> Then I removed comment from commit message. That made me think that you
> guys won't apply a patch that won't show any useful info in git log. 
> So I decided to move a message to the Buildroot commit. This made sense
> for me because at least when I bump version of a package I look at
> history of this package and this way try to figure out what's still
> required and what's not.

Hehe, funny. No problem if there is actually some duplication between
the git commit log, and the patch description itself.

> Moreover looking at the next folder "package/gcc/4.9.1" I found that
> half of patches don't have any comment inside, some have URLs to
> bugs/commits in GCC, some are full-scale patches with verbose
> description.

Half of the patches are carried over since gcc 4.2 or so, in a pre-2008
era, at a point where the state of Buildroot was clearly not as good as
it is today. I think you wouldn't want to look at a pre-2008 Buildroot
tree :-)

That being said, is your comment an indication that you volunteer to do
some research about these patches, write proper descriptions, or even
better help getting them merged upstream? :-)

Joke aside again, it's by having less and less patches with no
description that at some point all patches in Buildroot will have a
description. This way nobody will feel your frustration because it will
just appear to be the "normal thing".

> Now you may understand my frustration.

Yes, of course, I do understand.

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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