[PATCH 3/3] Makes lguest's irq handler typesafe
rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Fri Jan 18 22:59:49 EST 2008
On Saturday 19 January 2008 12:44:52 Tejun Heo wrote:
> Tejun Heo wrote:
> > so I think the question is "do we want to change all callbacks to
> > take native pointer type instead of void pointer?".
> Lemme clarity myself a bit. I'm not saying that we should convert all
> at once or literally every callback should be converted. What I'm
> saying is whether we're headed that way in general and converting big
> ones - timer for example - and getting the conversion agreed upon should
> be enough to set the norm.
There are three possibilities: (1) force everyone to use void *, (2) force
everyone to be type-correct, (3) allow both with some tricks. Currently
we're on (1). For kthread, with only dozens of users, I chose (2) (very
simple, easy to understand). I think for widespread things like timer and
interrupt handlers, I think (3) is the right way to go.
I wanted to get this patch out there and see what the reaction was. I can
do timers next, if that's going to add fuel to the discussion.
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