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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>,
	WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/16] (Resend) Use get_personality()
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 11:16:29 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080223111629.4d8d2c7b.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080223183731.GA26852@infradead.org>

On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 13:37:31 -0500 Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:27:10PM +0300, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > > Use get_personality() can hide the task_struct internals a bit.
> > 
> > ->personality is going to become something less trivial?
> > Sorry, but you sound like C++ people writing tons of pointless get/set
> > wrappers. And your get_personality() is worse -- C++ would write it as
> > 
> > 	current->personality()
> > 
> > and again, even here, it's immediately visible that current task is
> > involved, not some other task.
> 
> Yes, completely agreement.  While I might have introduced this gem
> back then it is entirely stupid if you think about it.  Please send
> patches to kill get_personality and just use current->personality
> instead.
> 

yup.

We'll generally only add wrappers of this form if we need to provide
alternative implementations, or if we expect that we shall do so in the
future.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-23 19:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-23  8:14 WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14 ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14   ` [PATCH 02/16] mm: use get_personality() WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14     ` [PATCH 03/16] fs: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14       ` [PATCH 04/16] powerpc: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14         ` [PATCH 05/16] parisc: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14           ` [PATCH 06/16] sparc(64): " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14             ` [PATCH 07/16] arm: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14               ` [PATCH 08/16] x86: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                 ` [PATCH 09/16] um: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                   ` [PATCH 10/16] s390: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                     ` [PATCH 11/16] mips: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                       ` [PATCH 12/16] ia64: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                         ` [PATCH 13/16] alpha: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                           ` [PATCH 14/16] frv: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                             ` [PATCH 15/16] mn10300: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23  8:14                               ` [PATCH 16/16] kernel: " WANG Cong
2008-02-23 12:03                             ` [PATCH 15/16] mn10300: " David Howells
2008-02-23 12:02                           ` [PATCH 14/16] frv: " David Howells
2008-02-23 10:08                 ` [PATCH 08/16] x86: " Ingo Molnar
2008-02-23 10:19                   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-23 10:39                     ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23  9:06           ` Accessor macros vs reference counting Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-23 12:46             ` David Newall
2008-02-23 14:56               ` Matthew Wilcox
2008-02-23  8:58   ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like Bryan Wu
2008-02-23  8:51 ` [PATCH 00/16] (Resend) Use get_personality() Alexey Dobriyan
2008-02-23  8:59   ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23  9:27     ` Alexey Dobriyan
2008-02-23  9:56       ` WANG Cong
2008-02-23 18:37       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-23 19:16         ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2008-02-24  4:03           ` WANG Cong
2008-02-25  2:14           ` [PATCH] Remove the macro get_personality WANG Cong
2008-02-23 12:02 ` [PATCH 01/16] Make the macro get_personality function-like David Howells

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