Re: [PATCH 00/17] Swap-over-NBD without deadlocking V10

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Fri May 11 2012 - 11:45:42 EST

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 01:04:45AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> Ok, I'm generally happy with the networking parts.


> If you address my feedback I'll sign off on it.

I didn't get through all the feedback and respond today but I will
during next week, get it retested and reposted. Thanks a lot.

> The next question is whose tree this stuff goes through :-)

Yep, that's going to be entertaining. I had structured this so it could
go through multiple trees but it's not perfect. If I switch patches 14
(slab-related) and 15 (network related), then it becomes

Patch 1 gets dropped after the next merge window as it'll be in mainline anyway
Patch 2-3 goes through Pekka's sl*b tree
Patch 4-7 goes through akpm
Patch 8-14 goes through linux-net
Patch 15-17 goes through akpm

That sort of multiple staging is messy though and correctness would depend
on what order linux-next pulls trees from. I think I should be able to
move 15-17 before linux-net which might simplify things a little although
that would be a bit odd from a bisection perspective.

>From my point of view, the ideal would be that all the patches go through
akpm's tree or yours but that probably will cause merge difficulties.

Any recommendations?

Mel Gorman
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