Re: [PATCH] video: constify geode ops structures

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Nov 10 2015 - 01:38:34 EST

On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 01:20:12PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> Just to remind everyone: while we certainly want to clean these up in
> the code where possible, we still want to make the constification
> plugin part of the regular builds. We want to provide a
> secure-by-default build, even when vendors are adding their own
> out-of-tree code when producing Linux-based products. So, we'll always
> want to have the plugin as a back-stop for out-of-tree code, or places
> where const was accidentally missed upstream.

Who is 'we'? While a plugin like this that warns would be very ueful
I strongly disagree with bloating the kernel tree with any infrastructure
primarily aimed at out of tree code.
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