Re: [PATCH] staging: zsmalloc: Ensure handle is never 0 on success

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Nov 06 2013 - 22:03:17 EST

On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 03:46:19PM -0800, Nitin Gupta wrote:
> I'm getting really tired of them hanging around in here for many years
> > now...
> >
> Minchan has tried many times to promote zram out of staging. This was
> his most recent attempt:
> There he provided arguments for zram inclusion, how it can help in
> situations where zswap can't and why generalizing /dev/ramX would
> not be a great idea. So, cannot say why it wasn't picked up
> for inclusion at that time.
> > Should I just remove them if no one is working on getting them merged
> > "properly"?
> >
> Please refer the mail thread (link above) and see Minchan's
> justifications for zram.
> If they don't sound convincing enough then please remove zram+zsmalloc
> from staging.

You don't need to be convincing me, you need to be convincing the
maintainers of the area of the kernel you are working with.

And since the last time you all tried to get this merged was back in
August, I'm feeling that you all have given up, so it needs to be
deleted. I'll go do that for 3.14, and if someone wants to pick it up
and merge it properly, they can easily revert it.


greg k-h
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