Re: [PATCH v4 35/35] mm, slub: convert kmem_cpu_slab protection to local_lock

From: Vlastimil Babka
Date: Wed Aug 18 2021 - 07:52:53 EST

On 8/17/21 9:53 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 12:14:58 +0200 Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Another fixup. Is it too many and should we replace it all with a v5?
> Maybe do a full resend when things have settled down and I can at least
> check that we match.


> What's your confidence level for a 5.15-rc1 merge?

I'd say pretty good. It's part of RT patchset for a while (since early
July IIRC?) and there has been lot of testing there. Mike and Mel also
tested under !RT configs, and the bug report from Sven means the mmotm
in -next also gets testing. The fixups were all thanks to the testing
and recently shifted to smaller unusual-config-specific issues that
could be dealt with even during rcX stabilization in case there's more.

> It isn't terribly
> well reviewed?

Yeah that could be better, the pool of people deeply familiar with SLUB
is not large, unfortunately. I hope folks will still step up!