Re: [PATCH] Remove certain calls for releasing page cache

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 23:57:50 EST

On 31 July 2014 12:05, Nick Krause <xerofoify@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> This patch removes the lines for releasing the page cache in certain
>>> files as this may aid in perfomance with writes in the compression
>>> rountines of btrfs. Please note that this patch has not been tested
>>> on my own hardware due to no compression based btrfs volumes of my
>>> own.
>> For all that is sacred, STOP.
>> Go and do something else, you are wasting people's valuable time,
>> Don't send any patches you haven't tested ever. If you aren't capable
>> of setting up a VM to run compressed btrfs volumes in, what makes you
>> think you can patch the code.
>> This isn't how you learn to be a kernel developer by wasting other
>> kernel developers time, if you can't work out why releasing the page cache
>> is necessary then don't send the patch until you have spent the time
>> understanding what the page cache is.
>> I know you'll just ignore this, and keep on trucking just like you ignored
>> the other messages from Stephen before.
>> But if you want to work on the kernel, this isn't the way to do it, and
>> nobody will ever take a patch from you seriously if you continue in this
>> fashion.
>> Dave.
> Dave ,
> Seems I need to have tested this code first.
> Regards Nick

No you needed to do a lot more, these one line replies from you are
quite stupid,

You are quite deliberately missing the point of people trying to help you,

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at