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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Staging/IIO driver patches for 4.19-rc1
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 02:30:49PM +0000, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> Hi!
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 02:36:07PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:38:17AM +0000, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> > > [ re-send; forgotten lkml CC added; sorry ]
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:57:24 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > > addition of some new IIO drivers. Also added was a "gasket" driver from
> > > > Google that needs loads of work and the erofs filesystem.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Why are we adding __a whole new in-kernel framework__ for
> > > developing basic user-space drivers?
> > >
> > > We already have a frameowrk for that, and it's UIO. [1] The UIO
> > > code is a very stable and simple subsystem; it's also heavily used
> > > in the embedded industry..
> >
> > As Todd said, the code will end up being a simple UIO driver, if even
> > that big, in th end. It is just going to take him a while to constantly
> > refactor things until he achieves that goal...
> >
> > > I've looked at the gasket documentation [2], and the first user
> > > of this new in-kernel API [3], and this is almost replicating UIO
> > > it's not funny. [4] True, the gasket APIs adds some extra new
> > > conveniences (PCI BAR re-mapping, MSI, ..), but there's no
> > > technical reason this cannot be added to the UIO code instead.
> >
> > {shh} That's my plan :)
> >
>
> Cool, thanks a lot.
>
> Can we then merge something like below patch?
>
> [ I've searched the gasket included TODO file before posting,
> but did not find any mention of UIO. Below patch will make
> sure this will not be forgotten over time.. ]

Looks good, can you resend it in a format I can apply it in (i.e. one
that does not require me to hand-edit a patch?)

thanks,

greg k-h

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