Re: [PATCH] hugetlbfs: fix hugetlb page migration/fault race causing SIGBUS

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 08 2019 - 19:39:33 EST

On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 20:53:13 +0200 Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> > Ironic to find that commit message in a stable backport.
> >
> > I'm happy to drop the Fixes tag.
> No, please do not drop the Fixes tag. That is a very _useful_
> information. If the stable tree maintainers want to abuse it so be it.
> They are responsible for their tree. If you do not think this is a
> stable material then fine with me. I tend to agree but that doesn't mean
> that we should obfuscate Fixes.

Well, we're responsible for stable trees too. And yes, I find it
irksome. I/we evaluate *every* fix for -stable inclusion and if I/we
decide "no" then dangit, it should be backported.

Maybe we should introduce the Fixes-no-stable: tag. That should get
their attention.