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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/18] staging: gasket: always allow root open for write
On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 3:03 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 12:53:09PM +0300, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
>> > I can't wait for people to just realize this whole "new" subsystem can
>> > be replaced with UIO, but that's a topic for a different thread...
>>
>> Yes, that is true and that is why I am not sure why we are going
>> through all this staging exercise.
>>
>> As far as I understand we'd still need to have quite a bit of kernel
>> code so that we can safely program DMA controller (it does not look
>> like uio_dmem_genirq.c is sufficient as is for gasket needs), but that
>> should be solvable.
>
> I agree, it should be solvable, and much smaller and simpler than this
> whole large chunk of "subsystem+driver" code. But I'm not the one
> having to do this work, and it provides a bunch of easy cleanups for
> people looking to get into kernel development, so I don't mind :)
>
> But the "maintainers" should keep this in mind, as it is, this code is
> _not_ acceptable for the main kernel tree because of the UIO framework
> already present.

My own preference is to rewrite the apex driver entirely in-kernel and
pull in its userspace parts here. If I don't receive significant
pushback on that I'll start doing that real soon.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h



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