[Linux-kernel-mentees] Seeking information about LKMP Project - "Linux PCI - Remove driver-local definitions of standard PCI symbols"

Puranjay Mohan puranjay12 at gmail.com
Thu May 2 04:51:24 UTC 2019

On Wed, May 01, 2019 at 03:21:00PM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> On 5/1/19 3:07 PM, Puranjay Mohan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I wanted to get a few things clarified in relation to the aforementioned project in the subject.
> > 
> > The description of the project states that some drivers define their own copies of PCI_COMMAND, PCI_STATUS, etc.
> > 
> > If we remove these definitions,
> > then for the driver to work it has to include "include/uapi/linux/pci_regs.h",
> > so should we also add the include statement in the driver source code or it is already included by some other way.
> > 
> > Kindly help me resolve this confusion as I am a beginner at this.
> > If the question sounds wrong or lame, please forgive me.
> > I want to work on this project as a part of the Linux kernel mentorship program.
> > 
> off list:
> Hi Puranjay,
> Are you interested in working on a PCI project? These projects listed on the
> project page are the ones mentees will work on once they have been selected
> after the application process is complete.
> I just want to make sure you aren't working on these projects yet. You have
> several required contributions to complete to complete the application
> process.
> thanks,
> -- Shuah

I know we are not supposed to work on these projects right now.
While reading through the projects page, I found this one interesting and
out of curiosity wanted to know how it will work.


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