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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Split list.h and move rcu-protected lists into rculist.h
On Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:45:25 +0100 Franck Bui-Huu <> wrote:

> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Sat, 02 Feb 2008 14:32:41 +0100 Franck Bui-Huu <> wrote:
> >> Do you think it's better ?
> >
> > Could. I'd suggest that you redo the header-file split patch around the
> > 2.6.25-rc1 timeframe, test it carefully then let's get it in then.
> >
> Does the mm tree also have a calm down period during release candidates ?

Yes, I try to not merge too much material late in the -rcs and in the merge
window. Often it's not practical to merge things anyway, because people
prepare patches against mainline, which is ancient history...

> I have modified the patchset so now if rcu helpers are used from
> rculist.h then fine otherwise gcc warns you that you're using the
> helpers from list.h like this:
> init/foo.c:13: warning: ‘__deprecated_list_add_rcu’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/rculist.h:76)
> But the build process doesn't fail anymore.
> For that I added some ugly hacks in list.h and rculist.h but they
> definitively should be removed for mainline inclusion. I'm sending them
> in response to this email.

I wouldn't bother, really. Let's just get it as good as we can and slam it

> If we include this now, then people can have a chance to notice that
> rculist.h exists and fix their stuffs until 2.6.25 release
> candidates but I'll redo the patchset and give it some test around the
> 2.6.25-rc1 timeframe anyway.

I'm just about finished compilation-testing for 2.6.24-mm1 which is a
shame. Please do a best-effort against 2.6.24-mm1 (hopefully I'll get that
out tomorrow) and I'll slip it into -rc1 if it gets through cross-build
testing without unfixable-with-my-patience-level problems.

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