[PATCH 0/7] Remove unused /dev/oldmem interface

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue May 28 11:11:34 EDT 2013

On 05/28/2013 07:37 AM, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> Eric,
> Should we schedule the removal of this interface after 1-2 releases
> and give a warning once if anybody opens /dev/oldmem and tell them
> to use /proc/vmcore instead? 
> I am kind of inclined towards warning approarch. If there is any xyz
> /dev/oldmem user in the wild out there, he/she atleast gets a chance to
> migrate to /proc/vmcore.

This has been discussed ad nauseam at the Kernel Summit.  It doesn't work.


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