Linus Torvalds <[email protected]> wrote:
> That "current_cred" thing is really too ugly to live.
> Why is it trying to make it look like a variable?
Like 'current' for instance?
static __always_inline struct task_struct *get_current(void)
#define current get_current()
> That will just confuse people, and/or make them think it's a cheap thing
> rather than some complex function call.
Yes, I know it's silly.
One thing I was trying to do was make it possible to change how the cred
structure was accessed without having to keep going back and change a whole
load of stuff each time.
> IOW, this patch should be taken out and shot, for apparently actively
> trying to obfuscate what the heck is going on.
It's a 'test' patch, as you'll note from the subject, and not particularly
near completion. I'm interested in garnering useful comments, particularly on
the points of concern that I raised.
I have no intention of asking you to merge it as it stands - I was hoping that
would be clear.
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