[PATCH 1/4] dma-mapping: move the remaining DMA API calls out of line

Christoph Hellwig hch at lst.de
Sat May 9 08:19:46 UTC 2020


On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 02:18:37PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> 
> 
> On 17/04/2020 17:58, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 09:21:37PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> >> And the fact they were exported leaves possibility that there is a
> >> driver somewhere relying on these symbols or distro kernel won't build
> >> because the symbol disappeared from exports (I do not know what KABI
> >> guarantees or if mainline kernel cares).
> > 
> > We absolutely do not care.  In fact for abuses of APIs that drivers
> > should not use we almost care to make them private and break people
> > abusing them.
> 
> ok :)
> 
> >> I do not care in particular but
> >> some might, a line separated with empty lines in the commit log would do.
> > 
> > I'll add a blurb for the next version.
> 
> 
> Has it gone anywhere? Thanks,

I've been hoping for the sg_buf helpers to land first, as they need
backporting and would conflict.  Do you urgently need the series?


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