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From: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
To: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	Jan Harkes <jaharkes@cs.cmu.edu>,
	coda@cs.cmu.edu, codalist@coda.cs.cmu.edu,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Don't use internal kernel structs in UAPI
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:52:29 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2e337313415a1ede1fb7a777902a0de7cb7c2602.camel@opteya.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9916.1536218032@warthog.procyon.org.uk>

Hi,

Le jeudi 06 septembre 2018 à 08:13 +0100, David Howells a écrit :
> Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com> wrote:
> 
> > This structure should not have been exposed to userspace in the
> > first
> > place: it's unusable by userspace as it is. It was incorrect to
> > have it
> > outside of #ifdef __KERNEL__ before commit 607ca46e97a1b ... 
> > ...
> > All CODA_REQ_* defines internals to kernel side and not exchanged
> > with
> > userspace.
> > 
> > Please move them back to <linux/coda_psdev.h>
> 
> Is there any reason coda_psdev.h needs to be in include/linux/ rather
> than fs/coda/?
> 

It's a valid concern.

At first I thought the first lines (see below) could have been useful
for userspace:

  #define CODA_PSDEV_MAJOR 67
  #define MAX_CODADEVS  5    /* how many do we allow */


But the file was unsuable for a long long time so we can assume it's
usage by userspace is deprecated, then we could remove it from UAPI,
and moves its content back to include/linux.

As one could see include/linux/coda_psdev.h is not used outside of
fs/coda, moving the header here as you suggests seems to be the correct
solution.

Regards.

-- 
Yann Droneaud
OPTEYA

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-06 16:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-05 15:54 [RFC] UAPI: Check headers by compiling all together as C++ David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Don't use internal kernel structs in UAPI David Howells
2018-09-05 16:54   ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-05 17:12   ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:28     ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-05 17:24   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  7:13   ` David Howells
2018-09-06 11:52     ` Yann Droneaud [this message]
2018-09-06 12:16       ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-06 14:53     ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 07/11] UAPI: nilfs2: Fix use of undefined byteswapping functions David Howells
2018-09-05 22:20   ` Al Viro
2018-09-05 16:55 ` [RFC] UAPI: Check headers by compiling all together as C++ Greg KH
2018-09-05 17:33   ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:42     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06  7:12     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 19:22   ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 17:50 ` David Howells

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