VERIFY_READ/WRITE in uaccess.h?

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Sun May 10 2015 - 05:44:55 EST


While cleaning up UML's uaccess code I've noticed that not a single architecture
is using VERIFY_READ/WRITE in access_ok().
One exception is UML, it uses the access type in one check which is in vain anyways.
Also asm-generic/uaccess.h drops the type parameter silently.

Why do we still carry it around?

Is it because we want it for some future architecture which can benefit
from it or just because nobody cared enough to do a tree-wide cleanup?
I fear it is the latter... ;)

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