[flashrom] [PATCH 1/5] rayer_spi: Improve support for different pinouts

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Apr 7 00:43:14 CEST 2013

On Sun, 7 Apr 2013 02:02:43 +0400
Maksim Kuleshov <mmcx at mail.ru> wrote:

> I don't understand why change "xilinx" on "dlc-5". Changes command line , but 
> does not change the behavior of the program. Users have worked well the current 
> version, now there will be problems. Call flashrom can be integrated into the 
> various programmes, and change the startup options can be very difficult. In the 
> documents of the Xilinx name of the "dlc-5" is very rare. More often adapter is called 
> "Parallel Cable III".It is probably better not to change the name of "xilinx". 

Thanks for your considerations regarding the name, that's a valid
point. Using some consistent scheme to differentiate the various types
is favorable, therefore using the model name instead of the company
name generally speaking makes sense. Also, I consider breaking
applications that use the CLI instead of libflashrom a good thing. We
should do that more often so that either they get so annoyed that their
authors review the libflashrom patches or annoy us back enough so that
we eventually integrate libflashrom. This was somewhat sarcastic, but my
main point is: the CLI should not be used by other programs. Regarding
users... that's an excellent point because I am not sure how well the
help texts (manpage and --L output) are after this change. Carl-Daniel?

> > Thanks. I'll wait for Maksim's signoff confirmation before committing.
> I tested only the ByteblasterMV and Wiggler, but their 
> support is not included in this patch.

Signing off is about the code, not about testing or reviewing. It
indicates that you were authorized to contribute that code under the
given license to this project. And in this case Carl-Daniel implies
with it general consent to what he has done with your code when refining
the patches. I interpret your considerations regarding the type
parameter as disagreement, but I might be wrong...

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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