Re: [PATCH] hpet header sanitization

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 03:10:56 EST

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 23:45 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 March 2006 12:14, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> > There isn't any program (except the example in the docs) that uses any
> > of these ioctls, and I'm writing patches to make this device available
> > through portable timer APIs like hrtimer/POSIX clocks/ALSA that are much
> > easier to use besides, so I think it would be a good idea to just
> > schedule these ioctls for removal.
> Ok, in that case I guess all of the header file should be wrapped inside
> #ifdef __KERNEL__. Until now it was not possible to include that header
> file in order to get the ioctl definition. It would be somewhat
> counterproductive to schedule the user interface for removal while at
> the same time making it easier to use it.
> Also, I don't see any user of the ioctl function in the kernel, although
> it's exported. Are there any out-of-tree users?

hmm there used to be (in s390 iirc ;) but now it's a good opportunity
for Adrian to do a cleanup patch for it

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