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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 14:18:37 +1000
From:   Alexey Kardashevskiy <>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <>
        Lu Baolu <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Joerg Roedel <>,
        Robin Murphy <>,, Michael Ellerman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] dma-mapping: move the remaining DMA API calls out of

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,


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