[Ksummit-discuss] Topic: Removal of code that is still in use by users but there is a better code.

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 11 15:56:44 UTC 2014

On 06/10/2014 05:36 PM, josh at joshtriplett.org wrote:
> I agree.  I think we've had some recent examples of how to do this
> better, with remap_file_pages: old userspace has to *work* on new
> kernels, but it doesn't necessarily need to run fast, or integrate with
> any new features.  We should deprecate more kernel bits in
> favor of minimal compatibility layers, some of which we can associate
> with old userspace and drop for new userspace.

Uhm... that applies only to a fairly restricted aspect of deprecation.
Much more is tied to specific hardware.


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