Re: [PULL REQUEST] Please pull rdma.git
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Aug 19 2019 - 08:30:01 EST
On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 2:14 PM Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 12:08:16PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM Doug Ledford <dledford@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Fairly small pull request for -rc3. I'm out of town the rest of this
> > > week, so I made sure to clean out as much as possible from patchworks in
> > > enough time for 0-day to chew through it (Yay! for 0-day being back
> > > online! :-)). Jason might send through any emergency stuff that could
> > > pop up, otherwise I'm back next week.
> > >
> > > The only real thing of note is the siw ABI change. Since we just merged
> > > siw *this* release, there are no prior kernel releases to maintain
> > > kernel ABI with. I told Bernard that if there is anything else about
> > > the siw ABI he thinks he might want to change before it goes set in
> > > stone, he should get it in ASAP. The siw module was around for several
> > > years outside the kernel tree, and it had to be revamped considerably
> > > for inclusion upstream, so we are making no attempts to be backward
> > > compatible with the out of tree version. Once 5.3 is actually released,
> > > we will have our baseline ABI to maintain.
> > [...]
> > > - Allow siw to be built on 32bit arches (siw, ABI change, but OK since
> > > siw was just merged this merge window and there is no prior released
> > > kernel to maintain compatibility with and we also updated the
> > > rdma-core user space package to match)
> > > Bernard Metzler (1):
> > > RDMA/siw: Change CQ flags from 64->32 bits
> > Obviously none of this was ever compiled for a 32-bit platform?!?
> It is puzzling that 0-day or anyone testing linux-next hasn't noticed
> this in that last 7 weeks are so..
Fair enough. The autobuilders have become a bit overloaded lately.
Still, I would expect a commit that makes a last-minute ABI change to
enable support for 32-bit platforms, to actually compile cleanly on
these 32-bit platforms.
To me, this looks like a big red flag...
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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