Re: [Ocfs2-devel] [PATCH] Revert "writeback: limitwrite_cache_pages integrity scanning to current EOF"

From: Joel Becker
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 21:32:12 EST

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 01:16:11AM -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 07:20:33PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Your call, I guess. If any ocfs2 fix looks scary, and you'd prefer to
> > have an -rc4 (in a few days - not today) with just the revert, I'm ok
> > with that. Even if it's only a "at least no worse than 2.6.34"
> > situation rather than a real fix.
> If -rc4 isn't coming for a couple of days, can we hold off on
> the decision until we get a chance to think about a paper-over solution
> for it? Then we can avoid the revert.

I'm going to withdraw the revert request for now. Our proposed
paper-over solution is too big, and we're just going to focus on the
actual fix. This will be for .35. Yes, .35-rc will have a BUG_ON with
refcount trees until we get the fix in, but I'd rather avoid the churn
when the final .35 should have Dave's patch and our fix.



"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
-Henry VI, IV:ii

Joel Becker
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