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Date:   Sun, 10 May 2020 00:07:40 +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 09/05/2020 18:19, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 02:18:37PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>> 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,
> I've been hoping for the sg_buf helpers to land first, as they need
> backporting and would conflict.  Do you urgently need the series?

Nah, not that urgent. Thanks,


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