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Re: [PATCH v3 1/6] mtd: dataflash: Replace C99 types with their kernel counterparts




On Wed, 2017-04-19 at 08:23 -0700, Andrey Smirnov wrote:
> No functional change intended.

FWIW I *deliberately* used the proper C datatypes throughout all of the
MTD code instead of the silly kernel-speshul datatypes. To the extent
of *fixing* submissions to be written in C when they were using the
silly kernel types instead.

There is a reason for the __u32 type in userspace APIs. There is
basically no reason for 'u32' et al, just to save a trivial few
characters in the type name. We might as well be using the proper
language types.

I appreciate that not everyone agrees with that, but at least it used
to be consistent throughout the code I was maintaining. I'll defer to
the currently active maintainers though...

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