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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 14:18:37 +1000
From:   Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@...abs.ru>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Cc:     iommu@...ts.linux-foundation.org, linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org,
        Lu Baolu <baolu.lu@...ux.intel.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
        Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] dma-mapping: move the remaining DMA API calls out of
 line



On 17/04/2020 17:58, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 09:21:37PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>> And the fact they were exported leaves possibility that there is a
>> driver somewhere relying on these symbols or distro kernel won't build
>> because the symbol disappeared from exports (I do not know what KABI
>> guarantees or if mainline kernel cares).
> 
> We absolutely do not care.  In fact for abuses of APIs that drivers
> should not use we almost care to make them private and break people
> abusing them.

ok :)

>> I do not care in particular but
>> some might, a line separated with empty lines in the commit log would do.
> 
> I'll add a blurb for the next version.


Has it gone anywhere? Thanks,


-- 
Alexey

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