[PATCH] staging: android: binder: move to the "real" part of the kernel

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Tue Oct 21 10:01:21 UTC 2014

On Fri 2014-10-17 01:14:57, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 04:18:02PM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> > <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > > From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> > >
> > > The Android binder code has been "stable" for many years now.  No matter
> > > what comes in the future, we are going to have to support this API, so
> > > might as well move it to the "real" part of the kernel as there's no
> > > real work that needs to be done to the existing code.
> > 
> > Where does one find the canonical documentation of the user-space API?
> There really is only one "canonical" thing, and that is in the libbinder
> code in the Android userspace repository.  And it's not really
> "documentation" so much as, "a C file that interacts with the ioctls in
> the binder kernel code" :(
> Think of this as just a random character driver with some funny ioctls
> that will never get really documented as there is only one user of it.

This is not random character driver, it is communication mechanism. It
should _not_ be a character driver.

And it should really be documented.
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