Re: cleanup the walk_page_range interface

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 - 02:43:21 EST

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 04:41:24PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> I certainly prefer that method of API change :-)
> (see the current "keys: Replace uid/gid/perm permissions checking with
> an ACL" in linux-next and the (currently) three merge fixup patches I
> am carrying. Its not bad when people provide the fixes, but I am no
> expert in most areas of the kernel ...)

It would mean pretty much duplicating all the code. And then never
finish the migration because new users of the old interfaces keep
popping up. Compared to that I'd much much prefer either Linus
taking it now or a branch.