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From: "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <lkml@metux.net>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 0/3] drivers/char: remove /dev/kmem for good
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:18:13 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <96217148-3104-410f-a765-72565ec46c9f@metux.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210324122412.e77247e6d3259d5493951019@linux-foundation.org>

On 24.03.21 20:24, Andrew Morton wrote:

> We do tend to think about distros.  I bet there are a number of weird
> embedded type systems using /dev/kmem - it's amazing what sorts of
> hacks those people will put up with the get something out the door.

There certainly are (seen lots of such crap), another good reason for
kicking it out asap.

> But those systems tend to carry a lot of specialized changes anyway, so
> they can just add "revert David's patch" to their pile.

Often those kind of people aren't capable of that. If anyone finds such
systems, report them to cert, bsi, fd, ...


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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-31 15:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-24 10:23 David Hildenbrand
2021-03-24 10:23 ` [PATCH v1 1/3] " David Hildenbrand
2021-03-24 10:23 ` [PATCH v1 2/3] mm: remove xlate_dev_kmem_ptr() David Hildenbrand
2021-03-24 10:23 ` [PATCH v1 3/3] mm/vmalloc: remove vwrite() David Hildenbrand
2021-03-24 19:24 ` [PATCH v1 0/3] drivers/char: remove /dev/kmem for good Andrew Morton
2021-03-24 22:58   ` Balbir Singh
2021-03-25  6:46     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-03-25  6:46   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-03-31 15:18   ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult [this message]
2021-03-24 20:14 ` Michal Hocko

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