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SubjectRe: PATCH: Raw device IO for 2.1.131
Followup to:  <>
By author: (Alan Cox)
In newsgroup:
> > > His torvaldsness rejected a patch that made mlock callable from
> > > inside drivers to do this sort of stuff. So thats not a
> > > possibility.
> > >
> >
> > Hang on... this sounds like exactly the kind of stuff that we want,
> > but want in 2.3. I'd say we need 2.2 out ASAP more than anything
> > else at this point.
> I was assuming from the start the discussion wasnt about 2.2 - or at least
> not standard 2.2, its about 2.3 and this patch right as a seperate add on
> for 2.2

Right, but then it seems perfectly correct of Linus to reject the
patch; not because the patch itself is a Bad Thing[TM], but because of
the pre-release code freeze.


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