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

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at redhat.com
Wed May 29 12:10:20 EDT 2013

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:00:45PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> How can anyone use /dev/oldmem correctly?  To the best of
> my knowledge there are no parsers of the ELF header passed
> by /sbin/kexec in userspace.
> If there is anyone who cares they can complain and we can
> revert the removal. All of the evidence is that everyone uses
> /proc/vmcore.

Ok, that's fine. Given the fact that none of us has ever encountered
/dev/oldmem user, it is reasonably safe to remove it.


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