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From: Anton Vorontsov <>
To: Greg KH <>
Cc: "Arve Hjønnevåg" <>,
	"KOSAKI Motohiro" <>,
	"San Mehat" <>, "Colin Cross" <>,
	"Oleg Nesterov" <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] procfs: Export next_tgid(), move it to kernel/pid.c
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:50:33 +0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 06:22:42PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 05:13:23AM +0400, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> > We'd like to use this function in the android low memory killer driver, so
> > let's export it.
> Why is it needed?
> I _REALLY_ don't want to add any exports to any part of the kernel for
> the android low memory stuff.  That is because it is not something that
> should be touching anything else, especially as numerous people disagree
> with what it does and how it does it.
> Instead, you should be spending the time and effort to properly
> implement this, as has been discussed numerous times, the last one a
> mere few weeks ago when someone tried adding the nokia-specific low
> memory killer/notifier code.

Yep, and I fully agree here. But doing it the right way (i.e. teaching
Android to use low memory notifiers) will take some time. And improving
current driver meanwhile is just my sub-task.

> So no, sorry, I will not take these patches, unless you come up with
> some very good justifications why.

Well, actually, this patches were born as a response to LMK review[1]
by KOSAKI Motohiro, he did not like the tasklist lock. Though, I agree
that it might be not a great idea to export API for the driver that
is about to superseded by a different approach (i.e. notifiers). :-)

Heh. But you never know where you'll end up before you actually
try to do something. I have tried to get rid of the tacklist lock,
and it appears that it causes more trouble. :-)


Anton Vorontsov

  reply	other threads:[~2012-01-30 19:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-01-30  1:13 [PATCH 1/3] procfs: Export next_tgid(), move it to kernel/pid.c Anton Vorontsov
2012-01-30  2:22 ` Greg KH
2012-01-30 19:50   ` Anton Vorontsov [this message]
2012-01-30  3:26 ` Eric W. Biederman
2012-01-30 19:51   ` Anton Vorontsov
2012-01-30 13:43 ` Oleg Nesterov
2012-01-30 20:49   ` Anton Vorontsov
2012-01-31  1:51     ` Eric W. Biederman
2012-02-01  4:19       ` Anton Vorontsov
2012-02-01  4:37         ` Eric W. Biederman

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