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SubjectRe: PATCH: Raw device IO for 2.1.131
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Followup to:  <m0zpN2N-0007U1C@the-village.bc.nu>
By author: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> > > 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.

-hpa

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