lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Feb]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] unexport install_page
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 12:49:51PM +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
>...
> Why's that? It's rightly been recognized as a library function since
> 2.6.0-test3. I'd say it should remain exported for whatever filesystems
> might wish to use it (but no, I've no vested interest, the filesystem
> you'll suspect me of arguing for does not use it ;)
> <akpm@osdl.org>
> [PATCH] export install_page() to modules
>
> install_page() is a library function which we expect will be used by all
> drivers which implement vm_operations.populate(). Therefore it should be
> exported to kernel modules.
>
> Petr Vandrovec has a project which involves sparse mappings of device memory
> which can use remap_file_pages(). It needs install_page().


This export was justified in mid-2003 with a projet that would use it.

Now it's 2006, and there's still no in-kernel user.

This means it has only bloated the kernel for two and a half years
for nearly everyone.


> Hugh

cu
Adrian

--

"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2006-02-21 15:17    [W:0.157 / U:0.264 seconds]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site