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SubjectRe: Resolved merge conflicts in next-creds
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Stephen Rothwell wrote:

> Hi David, James,
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:16:02 +1000 Stephen Rothwell <> wrote:
> >
> > I have a plan for getting rid of these - I will start on it today or
> > tomorrow.
> As a start, can you create a patch (or patches) that does just the
> include/linux/creds.h part of commits
> 785af0f385cd424d4b40908bf0e467df3dc05434 ("CRED: Change current->fs[ug]id
> to current_fs[ug]id()") and f4d399d40debd14b22967153294b94087cbcf789
> ("CRED: Wrap most current->e?[ug]id and some task->e?[ug]id") and send
> that to Linus explaining to him the reason we want these in 2.6.27
> (Something like "The introduction of the credentials API in 2.6.28
> requires the abstracting of access to some fields in the task structure.
> This change introduces trivial noop version of the desired accessors so
> that other subsystems can start to be converted over."). This
> explanation should go in the commit message.
> After he has put those patch(es) in, you could break up the rest of those
> two commits by subsystem/arc/driver (or something) and ask the
> appropriate maintainers to apply them and send them to Linus (with a
> similar explanation) (or just ask them to ACK such patches so you can
> send them upstream).
> Hopefully this way ww will avoid a lot of the merge pain during the next
> merge window and the other subsystems can continue on in their
> development.
> How does that sound?

We have tried this approach thus far without success, although perhaps now
the code has been in linux-next and you've come to the same conclusion, we
could try again.

David, if you want to make a minimal API-only patch set, I'll can stage it
and push to Linus.

- James
James Morris

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