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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kthread conversion: convert ieee1394 from kernel_thread
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:31:00AM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
>>Convert ieee1394 from using deprecated kernel_thread to
>>kthread api.
>>Compiles fine, but unfortunately I am unable to test.
> This patch does various things wrong or at least suboptimal. See
> '[PATCH] ieee1394_core: switch to kthread API' sent to the ieee1394-devel
> list on the 14th of April for a patch the gets the formalisms right,
> although I wasn't able to test it either.

The patch Christoph is referring to, together with a small fix by Andrew
Morton, is in -mm and is IMO ready to go into Linux 2.6.18. However this
patch converts only the khpsbpkt (packet/ transactions handler), not the
knodemgrd (bus management and protocol driver dispatcher).

Serge, could you reduce your patch to the nodemgr part and resubmit? A
diff against current -mm would be most welcome. If you develop on top of
Linus' tree, you could get current 1394 subsystem code which is almost
identical to latest -mm here:

Stefan Richter
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