Re: Porting kref to a 2.4 kernel (2.4.20 or greater)

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 13:36:54 EST

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 03:47:51PM -0700, Hareesh Nagarajan wrote:
> Correction:
> (Appears with a *)
> Greg KH wrote:
> >On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:20:04AM -0700, Hareesh Nagarajan wrote:
> >
> >>What stumbling blocks do you think I would encounter if I wanted to port
> >>kref to a 2.4.xx kernel? Is kref tightly coupled with the kernel object
> >>infrastructure found in the 2.6.xx kernel?
> >
> >Have you looked at the kref code to see if there is any such coupling?
> Not really. Kref seems pretty light and loosely coupled with the 2.6
> kernel. There just appears to be a C file (and a .h of course).

Exactly, that code should have no problems working in 2.4.

Good luck,

greg k-h
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