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    SubjectRe: what the patches do Re: [RFC 10/15] PM / Hibernate: user, implement user_ops reader
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    On Thursday 25 March 2010, Nigel Cunningham wrote:
    > Hi.
    >
    > On 25/03/10 16:30, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > [...]
    >
    > > I have some problems with sws_module_ops interface (handcoded locking
    > > is too ugly to live), but it is better than I expected. But there may
    > > be better solution available, one that does not need two interfaces to
    > > maintain (we can't really get rid of userland interface). What about
    > > this?
    >
    > Just picking up on that bracketed part: Can we flag the userland
    > interface (and uswsusp) as being planned for eventual removal now... or
    > at least agree to work toward that?

    No, we can't.

    > I'm asking because if we're going to make a go of getting the in-kernel
    > code in much better shape, and we have Rafael, Jiri and I - and you? -
    > all pulling in the same direction to improve it, there's going to come a
    > point (hopefully not too far away) where uswsusp is just making life too
    > difficult, and getting rid of it will be a big help.

    We're not dropping user space interfaces used by every distro I know of.

    Rafael


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