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Date:   Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:36:55 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Sumit Semwal <>,,
        Alex Deucher <>,
        David Airlie <>,
        Daniel Vetter <>,
        Maarten Lankhorst <>,
        Maxime Ripard <>,
        Thomas Zimmermann <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,,
        Daniel Vetter <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] dma-buf: move dma-buf symbols into the DMA_BUF module

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 02:46:28PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> In order to better track where in the kernel the dma-buf code is used,
> put the symbols in the namespace DMA_BUF and modify all users of the
> symbols to properly import the namespace to not break the build at the
> same time.
> Now the output of modinfo shows the use of these symbols, making it
> easier to watch for users over time:
> $ modinfo drivers/misc/fastrpc.ko | grep import
> import_ns:      DMA_BUF
> Cc: "Pan, Xinhui" <>
> Cc: David Airlie <>
> Cc: Maarten Lankhorst <>
> Cc: Maxime Ripard <>
> Cc: Thomas Zimmermann <>
> Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
> Cc:
> Acked-by: Daniel Vetter <>
> Acked-by: Christian K├Ânig <>
> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> Acked-by: Sumit Semwal <>
> Acked-by: Alex Deucher <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> ---
> v2: added lots of acks
>     added 2 more drivers that needed the change, as found by Arnd

Ping?  Any ideas on what needs to happen to get this into the tree?

Or can I take it through my char-misc tree?  I seem to have a bunch of
acks on it by the respective maintainers...


greg k-h

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