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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 10/15] platform/x86: dell-smbios: add filtering capability for requests
On Thursday 12 October 2017 13:23:08 wrote:
> The existing dcdbas calling interface tooling (libsmbios) expects to be able
> to access all calls and all tokens. *The kernel doesn't filter any of it.*

It does not mean that API/ABI was designed correctly or incorrectly.
Existing old API/ABI is there and we are not going to change it...

> I understand the ask to filter some calls and that's why patch 10/15 exists,
> but please let me remind you this patch series is intended to /replace and
> deprecate/ dcdbas userspace access.

Now when there is a proposal for a new API/ABI, it should be designed
correctly without need to redesign it again in future and address all
problems which are found during review.

Pali Rohár

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