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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/18] staging: gasket: always allow root open for write
On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:15:26AM -0700, Todd Poynor wrote:
> 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.

Why would we object to that?

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