block, scsi: final compat_ioctl cleanup
This series concludes the work I did for linux-5.5 on the compat_ioctl()
cleanup, killing off fs/compat_ioctl.c and block/compat_ioctl.c by moving
everything into drivers.
Overall this would be a reduction both in complexity and line count, but
as I'm also adding documentation the overall number of lines increases
in the end.
My plan was originally to keep the SCSI and block parts separate.
This did not work easily because of interdependencies: I cannot
do the final SCSI cleanup in a good way without first addressing the
CDROM ioctls, so this is one series that I hope could be merged through
either the block or the scsi git trees, or possibly both if you can
pull in the same branch.
The series comes in these steps:
1. clean up the sg v3 interface as suggested by Linus. I have
talked about this with Doug Gilbert as well, and he would
rebase his sg v4 patches on top of "compat: scsi: sg: fix v3
compat read/write interface"
2. Actually moving handlers out of block/compat_ioctl.c and
block/scsi_ioctl.c into drivers, mixed in with cleanup
3. Document how to do this right. I keep getting asked about this,
and it helps to point to some documentation file.
The branch is based on another one that fixes a couple of bugs found
during the creation of this series.
Changes since v3:
- Move sr_compat_ioctl fixup to correct patch (Ben Hutchings)
- Add Reviewed-by tags
Changes since v2:
- Rebase to v5.5-rc4, which contains the earlier bugfixes
- Fix sr_block_compat_ioctl() error handling bug found by
- Fix idecd_locked_compat_ioctl() compat_ptr() bug
- Don't try to handle HDIO_DRIVE_TASKFILE in drivers/ide
- More documentation improvements
Changes since v1:
- move out the bugfixes into a branch for itself
- clean up scsi sg driver further as suggested by Christoph Hellwig
- avoid some ifdefs by moving compat_ptr() out of asm/compat.h
- split out the blkdev_compat_ptr_ioctl function; bug spotted by
- Improve formatting of documentation
Documentation: document ioctl interfaces better
Documentation/process/botching-up-ioctls.rst was orignally written as
a blog post for DRM driver writers, so it it misses some points while
going into a lot of detail on others.
Try to provide a replacement that addresses typical issues across a wider
range of subsystems, and follows the style of the core-api documentation
Many improvements to the document are suggested by Ben Hutchings
<email@example.com>, Jonathan Corbet <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
Geert Uytterhoeven <email@example.com>.
Reviewed-by: Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <email@example.com>
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