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From: Allen <allen.lkml@gmail.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	 Oscar Carter <oscar.carter@gmx.com>,
	Romain Perier <romain.perier@gmail.com>,
	 "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	 Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
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	 netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-s390@vger.kernel.org,
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	 kgdb-bugreport@lists.sourceforge.net,
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	 Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Modernize tasklet callback API
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 14:16:15 +0530
Message-ID: <CAOMdWSJQKHAWY1P297b9koOLd8sVtezEYEyWGtymN1YeY27M6A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <202007301113.45D24C9D@keescook>

Kees,

>
> [heavily trimmed CC list because I think lkml is ignoring this
> thread...]
>
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 09:03:55AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Kees,
> >
> > Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:
> > > This is the infrastructure changes to prepare the tasklet API for
> > > conversion to passing the tasklet struct as the callback argument instead
> > > of an arbitrary unsigned long. The first patch details why this is useful
> > > (it's the same rationale as the timer_struct changes from a bit ago:
> > > less abuse during memory corruption attacks, more in line with existing
> > > ways of doing things in the kernel, save a little space in struct,
> > > etc). Notably, the existing tasklet API use is much less messy, so there
> > > is less to clean up.
> > >
> > > It's not clear to me which tree this should go through... Greg since it
> > > starts with a USB clean-up, -tip for timer or interrupt, or if I should
> > > just carry it. I'm open to suggestions, but if I don't hear otherwise,
> > > I'll just carry it.
> > >
> > > My goal is to have this merged for v5.9-rc1 so that during the v5.10
> > > development cycle the new API will be available. The entire tree of
> > > changes is here[1] currently, but to split it up by maintainer the
> > > infrastructure changes need to be landed first.
> > >
> > > Review and Acks appreciated! :)
> >
> > I'd rather see tasklets vanish from the planet completely, but that's
> > going to be a daring feat. So, grudgingly:
>
> Understood! I will update the comments near the tasklet API.
>
> > Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>

Here's the series re-based on top of 5.8
https://github.com/allenpais/tasklets/tree/V3

Let me know how you would want these to be reviewed.

Also, I was thinking if removing tasklets completely could be a task
on KSPP wiki. If yes, I did like to take ownership of that task. I have a
couple of ideas in mind, which could be discussed in a separate email.

Thanks.

-- 
       - Allen

  reply index

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-16  3:08 Kees Cook
2020-07-16  3:08 ` [PATCH 1/3] usb: gadget: udc: Avoid tasklet passing a global Kees Cook
2020-07-16  7:28   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-16 19:41     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-31  9:20   ` Felipe Balbi
2020-07-16  3:08 ` [PATCH 2/3] treewide: Replace DECLARE_TASKLET() with DECLARE_TASKLET_OLD() Kees Cook
2020-07-16  7:30   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-16 11:29   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-16 19:15     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-16  3:08 ` [PATCH 3/3] tasklet: Introduce new initialization API Kees Cook
2020-07-16  7:30   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-16 15:37   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-16 19:22     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-16  7:57 ` [PATCH 0/3] Modernize tasklet callback API Peter Zijlstra
2020-07-16  8:15   ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2020-07-16 19:24     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-16 19:14   ` Kees Cook
2020-07-16 20:48     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2020-07-16 21:24       ` Kees Cook
2020-07-30  7:03 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-07-30 18:14   ` Kees Cook
2020-08-03  8:46     ` Allen [this message]
2020-08-11 12:16       ` Allen
2020-08-11 21:33       ` Kees Cook
2020-08-12  6:21         ` Takashi Iwai
2020-08-12 11:32           ` Allen
2020-08-12 12:31         ` Allen

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