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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers/firmware: const-ify DMI API and internals
    On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 12:01:20PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Greg KH wrote:
    >> On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 10:27:19AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >>> commit 457b6eb3bf3341d2e143518a0bb99ffbb8d754c4
    >>> Author: Jeff Garzik <>
    >>> Date: Sat Sep 1 10:16:45 2007 -0400
    >>> drivers/firmware: const-ify DMI API and internals
    >>> Three main sets of changes:
    >>> 1) dmi_get_system_info() return value should have been marked
    >>> const,
    >>> since callers should not be changing that data.
    >>> 2) const-ify DMI internals, since DMI firmware tables should,
    >>> whenever possible, be marked const to ensure we never ever write
    >>> to
    >>> that data area.
    >>> 3) const-ify DMI API, to enable marking tables const where
    >>> possible
    >>> in low-level drivers.
    >>> And if we're really lucky, this might enable some additional
    >>> optimizations on the part of the compiler.
    >>> The bulk of the changes are #2 and #3, which are interrelated.
    >>> #1 could
    >>> have been a separate patch, but it was so small compared to the
    >>> others,
    >>> it was easier to roll it into this changeset.
    >> Looks great to me, do you want me to take this through my driver tree?
    >> I'd be glad to do so.
    > I was just going to push it myself, but have no strong feelings on the
    > matter.

    Ok, you can push it, that's fine with me. Feel free to add my:
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    if you want.


    greg k-h
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