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Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:03:55 +0200
From: Thomas Gleixner <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>, Allen Pais <>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Modernize tasklet callback API


Kees Cook <> writes:
> This is the infrastructure changes to prepare the tasklet API for
> conversion to passing the tasklet struct as the callback argument instead
> of an arbitrary unsigned long. The first patch details why this is useful
> (it's the same rationale as the timer_struct changes from a bit ago:
> less abuse during memory corruption attacks, more in line with existing
> ways of doing things in the kernel, save a little space in struct,
> etc). Notably, the existing tasklet API use is much less messy, so there
> is less to clean up.
> It's not clear to me which tree this should go through... Greg since it
> starts with a USB clean-up, -tip for timer or interrupt, or if I should
> just carry it. I'm open to suggestions, but if I don't hear otherwise,
> I'll just carry it.
> My goal is to have this merged for v5.9-rc1 so that during the v5.10
> development cycle the new API will be available. The entire tree of
> changes is here[1] currently, but to split it up by maintainer the
> infrastructure changes need to be landed first.
> Review and Acks appreciated! :)

I'd rather see tasklets vanish from the planet completely, but that's
going to be a daring feat. So, grudgingly:

Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

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