Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 11:25:21 +0530 From: Allen <allen.lkml@...il.com> To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> Cc: Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, tglx@...uxtronix.de Subject: Re: [RFC] refactor tasklets to avoid unsigned long argument > > My only concern with the implementation is, in the kernel the combination > > of tasklet_init/DECLARE_TAKSLET is seen in over ~400 plus files. > > With the change(dropping unsigned long argument) there will be huge list > > of patches migrating to the new api. > > Yeah, this is the main part of the work for making this change. When > the timer API got changed, I had to do a two-stage change so we could > convert the users incrementally, and then finalize the API change to > drop the old style. > > Beyond that, yeah, everything you sent looks good. It's just the > matter of building a series of patches to do it without breaking the > world. (Though if it's small enough, maybe it could be a single patch? > But I doubt that would be doable...) Thank you. I like the idea of two-stage approach. For first stage, I was thinking of all the architectures with their default configs(Nothing gets broken when defconf's are tried) and for second stage the rest of drivers etc.. Thoughts? Either ways, I will convert and get them pushed to github, we could see how best it could be taken to upstream once it's done. - Allen
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