Re: [PATCH] mm/mincore: allow for making sys_mincore() privileged
From: Dave Chinner
Date: Thu Jan 17 2019 - 16:06:33 EST
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:18:41AM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2019, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > > commit e837eac23662afae603aaaef7c94bc839c1b8f67
> > > > Author: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
> > > > Date: Mon Mar 5 16:47:52 2001 +0000
> > > >
> > > > Add bounds checking for direct I/O, do the cache invalidation for
> > > > data coherency on direct I/O.
> > >
> > > Out of curiosity, which repository is this from please? Even google
> > > doesn't seem to know about this SHA.
> > because oss.sgi.com is no longer with us, it's fallen out of all the
> > search engines. It was from the "archive/xfs-import.git" tree on
> > oss.sgi.com:
> > https://web.archive.org/web/20120326044237/http://oss.sgi.com:80/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi
> > but archive.org doesn't have a copy of the git tree. It contained
> > the XFS history right back to the first Irix commit in 1993. Some of
> > us still have copies of it sitting around....
> For cases like this, would it be worth pushing it to git.kernel.org as an
> frozen historical reference archive?
I'm not sure we should be putting code from Irix on kernel.org. I
uploaded a copy to github a few months ago so XFS devs could easily
reference relevant commits in email. The reasons we decided not to
upload it to kernel.org should be clear from the readme...