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Date:   Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:30:25 +0530
From:   Bhumika Goyal <bhumirks@...il.com>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:     Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
        Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>,
        Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@...aro.org>,
        "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] clocksource: add __ro_after_init to cyclecounter

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:26 AM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Feb 2017, Bhumika Goyal wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 2:01 AM, Ard Biesheuvel
>> <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org> wrote:
>> > On 11 February 2017 at 19:20, Bhumika Goyal <bhumirks@...il.com> wrote:
>> >> The object cyclecounter of type cyclecounter is not getting modified
>> >> after getting initialized by arch_counter_register. Apart from
>> >> initialization in arch_counter_register it is also passed as an argument
>> >> to the function timecounter_init but this argument is of type const.
>> >> Therefore, add __ro_after_init to its declaration.
>> >>
>> >
>> > I think adding __ro_after_init is fine if this struct is never
>> > modified after init. But the reference in the commit log to the
>> > constness of the timecounter_init() argument  makes no sense: that
>> > only means timecounter_init() will not modify the object, which allows
>> > pointers to const objects to be passed to it as well. The opposite is
>> > not true, though: there is no requirement whatsoever that objects
>> > passed into const pointer arguments should be const themselves.
>> >
>> >
>>
>> Yes, true. I will change the commit log and send a v2. Thanks for explaining.
>
> I've applied it already and fixed up the subject/changelog. You should have
> mail from tip-bot ...

Okay. Thanks. I thought the patch is not applied yet because I haven't
received a mail from tip-bot yet.

Thanks,
Bhumika

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