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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2023 18:16:53 +0100
From: Thomas Weißschuh <linux@...ssschuh.net>
To: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>, 
	Joel Granados <j.granados@...sung.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, 
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>, Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@...gle.com>, 
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Joel Granados <j.granados@...sung.com>, 
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/18] sysctl: constify sysctl ctl_tables

Hi Luis, Joel,

On 2023-12-05 09:04:08+0100, Thomas Weißschuh wrote:
> On 2023-12-04 21:50:14-0800, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 04, 2023 at 08:52:13AM +0100, Thomas Weißschuh wrote:
> > > Tested by booting and with the sysctl selftests on x86.
> > 
> > Can I trouble you to rebase on sysctl-next?
> > 
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mcgrof/linux.git/log/?h=sysctl-next
> 
> Will do.

The rebased series is now available at
https://git.sr.ht/~t-8ch/linux b4/const-sysctl

Nothing much has changed in contrast to v2.
The only functional change so far is the initialization of
ctl_table_header::type in init_header().

I'll wait for Joels and maybe some more reviews before resending it.

> [..]

For the future I think it would make sense to combine the tree-wide constification
of the structs with the removal of the sentinel values.

This would reduce the impacts of the maintainers.


Thomas

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