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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:21:13 +0200
From:   Takashi Iwai <>
To:     Kees Cook <>
Cc:     Allen <>,,,,
        Oscar Carter <>,
        Kernel Hardening <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,,,,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Romain Perier <>,
        Will Deacon <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Modernize tasklet callback API

On Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:33:13 +0200,
Kees Cook wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 02:16:15PM +0530, Allen wrote:
> > Here's the series re-based on top of 5.8
> >
> Great!
> > 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
> changes.
> 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. :)

I have a patch set to convert the remaining tasklet usage in sound
drivers to either the threaded IRQ or the work, but it wasn't
submitted / merged for 5.8 due to the obvious conflict with your API
Each conversion is rather simple, but it's always a question of the
nature of each tasklet usage which alternative is the best fit.

FWIW, the current version is found in test/kill-tasklet branch of
sound git tree



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