[vbox-dev] Kernel API changes for kernel 4.10

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Wed Jan 4 03:48:06 UTC 2017

On 12/27/2016 11:16 AM, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 12/27/2016 10:56 AM, Larry Finger wrote:
>> In kernel 4.10-rc1, the kernel routines register_cpu_notifier() and
>> unregister_cpu_notifier() have been removed and their function replaced by
>> callbacks from the hotplug state machine. After looking at the changes required
>> in some other drivers, I have seen that the required changes will not be
>> trivial. Before I start doing the work, I want to know if the changes have been
>> started and/or done by Oracle.
> One thing I failed to mention. Commit 7fd8329ba502 in 4.10-rc1 also messes up
> the ability to define true/false in an out-of-kernel driver. I have submitted a
> kernel patch to fix this
> (http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.3/00086.html), but it has not
> yet been merged or received any comments.

My patch was merged today. It has not yet hit mainline, but I expect it to be 
there as of 4.10-rc3. I still have no fix for the missing 
register_cpu_notifier(), etc.


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