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From: Andrew Morton <>
To: Jesper Juhl <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][0/4] let's kill verify_area
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 17:56:07 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0501070246160.3430@dragon.hygekrogen.localhost>

Jesper Juhl <> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Jesper Juhl <> wrote:
> > >
> > > verify_area() if just a wrapper for access_ok() (or similar function or 
> > > dummy function) for all arch's.
> > 
> > This sounds more like "let's kill Andrew".  I count 489 instances in the
> > tree.  Please don't expect this activity to take top priority ;)
> > 
> Heh, right, there's an aspect I hadn't really considered.
> I'm not expecting top priority, not at all. This is nowhere near being 
> anything important, just something that should happen eventually - so I 
> thought, why not just deprecate it now and let it be cleaned up over time 
> (and I'll do my share, don't worry :)
> Accept the patch if you think it makes sense, drop it if you think it does 
> not (or should wait). 

The way to do this is to fix up the callers first, in just ten or so
patches.  Then mark the function deprecated when most of the conversion is

If we deprecate the functions first then 10000 people send small fixes via
various snaky routes and it's really hard to coordinate the overlapping
fixes.  The s/MODULE_PARM/module_param/ stuff did that, because we made it
warn first, then I held the big sweep patch off for 2.6.11.

  reply	other threads:[~2005-01-07  1:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-01-07  1:18 [PATCH][0/4] let's kill verify_area Jesper Juhl
2005-01-07  1:26 ` Andrew Morton
2005-01-07  1:49   ` Jesper Juhl
2005-01-07  1:56     ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2005-01-09  1:20       ` Jesper Juhl

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