[RFC PATCH 00/12] Ion cleanup in preparation for moving out of staging
mhocko at kernel.org
Fri Mar 3 13:29:49 UTC 2017
On Thu 02-03-17 13:44:32, Laura Abbott wrote:
> There's been some recent discussions about Ion-like frameworks. There's
> apparently interest in just keeping Ion since it works reasonablly well.
> This series does what should be the final clean ups for it to possibly be
> moved out of staging.
> This includes the following:
> - Some general clean up and removal of features that never got a lot of use
> as far as I can tell.
> - Fixing up the caching. This is the series I proposed back in December
> but never heard any feedback on. It will certainly break existing
> applications that rely on the implicit caching. I'd rather make an effort
> to move to a model that isn't going directly against the establishement
> - Fixing up the platform support. The devicetree approach was never well
> recieved by DT maintainers. The proposal here is to think of Ion less as
> specifying requirements and more of a framework for exposing memory to
> - CMA allocations now happen without the need of a dummy device structure.
> This fixes a bunch of the reasons why I attempted to add devicetree
> support before.
> I've had problems getting feedback in the past so if I don't hear any major
> objections I'm going to send out with the RFC dropped to be picked up.
> The only reason there isn't a patch to come out of staging is to discuss any
> other changes to the ABI people might want. Once this comes out of staging,
> I really don't want to mess with the ABI.
Could you recapitulate concerns preventing the code being merged
normally rather than through the staging tree and how they were
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