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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2023 12:25:10 +0100
From: Thomas Weißschuh <>
To: Joel Granados <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>, 
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>, Luis Chamberlain <>, 
	Iurii Zaikin <>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/18] sysctl: constify sysctl ctl_tables

On 2023-12-08 10:59:26+0100, Joel Granados wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2023 at 08:19:43PM +0100, Thomas Weißschuh wrote:
> > On 2023-12-07 11:43:57+0100, Joel Granados wrote:

> [..]

> > > I suggest you chunk it up with directories in mind. Something similar to
> > > what I did for [4] where I divided stuff that when for fs/*, kernel/*,
> > > net/*, arch/* and drivers/*. That will complicate your patch a tad
> > > because you have to ensure that the tree can be compiled/run for every
> > > commit. But it will pay off once you push it to the broader public.
> > 
> > This will break bisections. All function signatures need to be switched

> I was suggesting a solution without breaking bisections of course. I can
> think of a couple of ways to do this in chunks but it might be
> premature. You can send it and if you get push back because of this then
> we can deal with chunking it down.

I'm curious about those ways. I don't see how to split the big commit.

> I'm still concerned about the header size for those mails. How does the
> mail look like when you run the get maintainers script on it?

The full series has 142 recipients in total,
the biggest patch itself has 124.

Before sending it I'd like to get feedback on the internal rework of the
is_empty detection from you and/or Luis.
or the attached patch.

> [..]

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