Re: [PATCH v3 03/24] drivers/block/z2ram: use ioremap_wt() instead of __ioremap(_PAGE_WRITETHRU)

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Re: [PATCH v3 03/24] drivers/block/z2ram: use ioremap_wt() instead of __ioremap(_PAGE_WRITETHRU)

Geert Uytterhoeven
Hi Bart,

CC debian-68k, linux-m68k

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM Bart Van Assche <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, 2018-10-09 at 13:51 +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> > _PAGE_WRITETHRU is a target specific flag. Prefer generic functions.
> >
> > Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <[hidden email]>
> > Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <[hidden email]>
>
> Hi Geert,
>
> All patches that have been applied to this driver since 2005 are API refactoring
> patches. I haven't found any patches in the history of this driver that seem to
> have been submitted by a user of this driver. Do you perhaps know whether anyone
> is using this driver?

The z2ram is a very simple driver, used to configure (slower) Zorro II RAM as
a swap device.  So I'm not so surprised no one submitted functional patches.

I believe it's still being used.
Probably it could be modified to use mtdram.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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