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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2023 21:26:42 +0100
From: Greg KH <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>, Andy Shevchenko <>,,,
	Nick DeSaulniers <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
	Al Viro <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] kernel.h: removed REPEAT_BYTE from kernel.h

On Mon, Dec 18, 2023 at 06:44:47PM +0000, wrote:
> This patch creates wordpart.h and includes it in asm/word-at-a-time.h
> for the all architectures. WORD_AT_A_TIME_CONSTANTS depends on kernel.h
> because of REPEAT_BYTE. Moving this to another header and including it
> where necessary allows us to not include the bloated kernel.h. Making
> this implicit dependancy on REPEAT_BYTE explicit allows for later
> improvements in the lib/string.c inclusion list.
> Suggested-by: Al Viro <>
> Suggested-by: Andy Shevchenko <>
> Signed-off-by: Tanzir Hasan <>

Note, your email name is not set so this will not work properly when it
is committed to the tree :(


greg k-h

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