Re: [PATCH 2/3, RFC] watchdog dev BKL pushdown

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 05:48:30 EST

> Are you planning this as a transitional method for
> converting drivers, or are you aware of any driver that
> actually needs its own ioctl method?

I added it "in case" and to allow for special cases later. We may not
need it for any existing devices.

> All the ioctl numbers are compatible, so it would be good
> to register the watchdog ioctl function as compat_ioctl
> as well. Once all drivers are using the common abstraction,
> we can also kill their COMPATIBLE_IOCTL() entries in
> fs/compat_ioctl.c.

Good point. Wim will no doubt comment on all this once he has finished
his more pressing jobs.

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