Re: Revert c5ad33184354260be6d05de57e46a5498692f6d6 "mm/swap.c: flush lru pvecs on compound page arrival" from stable tree? Was:[osstest-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [Xen-devel] [linux-4.1 bisection] complete test-amd64-i386-qemut-rhel6hvm-amd]

From: Sebastian Gottschall
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 - 13:24:38 EST

Am 21.07.2016 um 16:23 schrieb Michal Hocko:
On Thu 21-07-16 13:45:40, Ian Jackson wrote:
I see that linux-4.1.y is still at 5880876e9469 which has the serious
bug introduced by the backport c5ad33184354 "mm/swap.c: flush lru
pvecs on compound page arrival".

The analogous problem is also still affecting at least linux-3.18.y.

Is there some problem with reverting this patch in the stable
branches ?
Sasha has mentioned he queued up the follow up fix. I am not sure who is

the 3.18 maintainer but he should do the same.

I am slightly worried that Sasha's email is bouncing for several days
and I am not sure who is his backup. For the time being I would just
suggest doing a local revert or apply Steven's patch from
i patched it it locally and it resolved the issue in 3.18

Mit freundlichen Grüssen / Regards

Sebastian Gottschall / CTO

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