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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/15] Remove asm/segment.h from low hanging architectures
Alan Cox wrote:

>On Mer, 2005-08-24 at 11:43 -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>
>
>>The following set of patches removes the use and existence of
>>asm/segment.h from the architecture ports
>>
>>
>
>You've broken various things by doing this because some driver code
>rightly or wrongly uses segment.h. That is fine because they shouldn't
>do so. However asm/segment.h isn't supoosed to be removed on
>architectures that use segments- like x86, and x86-64. There it is a
>real arch private file and shouldn't be disappearing.
>
>It shouldn't be leaking into drivers any more (eg mxser.c is an offender
>there)
>
>

Yes, agree totally, i386 _requires_ asm/segment.h. It is used in
low-level trap handling and bootup code from assembly files. In
addition, even parts of userspace on i386 depend on asm/segment.h,
although that is a different beast.

It is a total bug if generic drivers include it, there is simply no
reason to use segment.h unless you have to use segmentation. Ideally,
all includes of segment.h should be confined to architectures that
require it, and limited to either arch/foo or include/asm-foo.

I'm looking at -rc6-mm1, and I see the following bad guys:

./drivers/char/mxser.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/char/speakup/speakup_drvcommon.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
/* for put_user_byte */
./drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax.h:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/adv7170.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/adv7175.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/bt819.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/bt856.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/saa7111.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/saa7114.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/media/video/saa7185.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/serial/68328serial.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/serial/crisv10.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/serial/icom.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/serial/mcfserial.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./drivers/video/q40fb.c:#include <asm/segment.h>
./include/linux/isdn.h:#include <asm/segment.h>
./sound/oss/os.h:#include <asm/segment.h>
Zach
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