Re: linux-next: manual merge of the net-next tree with the vfs tree

From: Al Viro
Date: Thu Mar 12 2015 - 23:56:25 EST

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:24:26PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> From: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:15:43 +1100
> > Today's linux-next merge of the net-next tree got a conflict in
> > net/socket.c between commits 005139a14660 ("fs: remove ki_nbytes") and
> > e9eab93cc2dc ("fs: don't allow to complete sync iocbs through
> > aio_complete") from the vfs tree and commit 1b784140474e ("net: Remove
> > iocb argument from sendmsg and recvmsg") from the net-next tree.
> >
> > I fixed it up (mainly using the net-next version - see below) and can
> > carry the fix as necessary (no action is required).
> Al, how do you want to resolve this?

Hmm... I could backmerge 1b784140474e4fc94281a49e96c67d29df0efbde into
vfs.git#for-next, of course, but you've got quite a pile of stuff in front
of it... FWIW, the conflict resolution proposed by Stephen is correct;
the question is what should go into which tree.

Actually, prereqs of the commit in question on vfs.git side are mostly
-stable fodder; all it really needs is vfs.git#gadget and I was planning
to send that to Linus - fixes for leaks and use-after-free in gadgetfs
that had been there since forever, plus fixes for regression since 3.18
(->f_op flipping that had always been fishy and outright broke when we
started to FMODE_CAN_READ/FMODE_CAN_WRITE). USB folks seem to be OK
with it. Christoph's patch isn't a regression fix, but seeing that it's
(a) trivial and (b) ends up causing merge headache... Maybe it would
make sense to pull it into mainline and resolve the conflict on backmerge
from mainline to net-next. Linus? I've pushed that (gadget + ki_nbytes)
into vfs.git#for-linus-2; would you be OK with pulling that?

It's on
git:// for-linus-2

Al Viro (8):
new helper: dup_iter()
move iov_iter.c from mm/ to lib/
gadget/function/f_fs.c: close leaks
gadget/function/f_fs.c: use put iov_iter into io_data
gadget/function/f_fs.c: switch to ->{read,write}_iter()
gadgetfs: use-after-free in ->aio_read()
gadget: switch ep_io_operations to ->read_iter/->write_iter
gadgetfs: get rid of flipping ->f_op in ep_config()

Alan Stern (1):
gadgetfs: really get rid of switching ->f_op

Christoph Hellwig (1):
fs: remove ki_nbytes

drivers/usb/gadget/function/f_fs.c | 204 +++++++---------
drivers/usb/gadget/legacy/inode.c | 466 +++++++++++++++----------------------
fs/aio.c | 34 +--
fs/ceph/file.c | 2 +-
fs/nfs/direct.c | 2 +-
fs/ocfs2/file.c | 8 +-
fs/read_write.c | 8 -
fs/udf/file.c | 2 +-
include/linux/aio.h | 1 -
include/linux/uio.h | 2 +
kernel/printk/printk.c | 2 +-
lib/Makefile | 2 +-
{mm => lib}/iov_iter.c | 15 ++
mm/Makefile | 2 +-
mm/page_io.c | 1 -
net/socket.c | 6 +-
16 files changed, 319 insertions(+), 438 deletions(-)
rename {mm => lib}/iov_iter.c (97%)
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