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Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 11:25:21 +0530
From: Allen <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Kernel Hardening <>,
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..


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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