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Date:   Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:33:13 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
To:     Allen <>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Oscar Carter <>,
        Romain Perier <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Will Deacon <>,,,,,,,,,
        Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Modernize tasklet callback API

On Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 02:16:15PM +0530, Allen wrote:
> Here's the series re-based on top of 5.8


> Let me know how you would want these to be reviewed.

Was a Coccinelle script used for any of these conversions? I wonder if
it'd be easier to do a single treewide patch for the more mechanical

And, actually, I still think the "prepare" patches should just be
collapsed into the actual "covert" patches -- there are only a few.

After those, yeah, I think getting these sent to their respective
maintainers is the next step.

> Also, I was thinking if removing tasklets completely could be a task
> on KSPP wiki. If yes, I did like to take ownership of that task. I have a
> couple of ideas in mind, which could be discussed in a separate email.

Sure! I will add it to the tracker. Here's for the refactoring:

and here's for the removal:

if you can added details/examples of how they should be removed, that'd
help other folks too, if they wanted to jump in. :)


Kees Cook

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