ping howto (was Re: [PATCH resend] vfs: allow FILE_EXTENT_SAME (dedupe_file_range) on a file opened ro)

From: Adam Borowski
Date: Wed Oct 12 2016 - 18:16:01 EST

On Wed, Oct 05, 2016 at 04:38:54PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> [fix for dedupe-vs-exec ETXTBSY]
> Reviewed-by: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@xxxxxxx>

Hi guys!
May I ask if I'm doing something wrong, or barking up the wrong tree? I've
sent this patch thrice (May 20, Jul 18, Oct 5), pinged once (Aug 6), yet it
hasn't been taken nor NACKed yet. For fixes to vfs core I need to bother Al
Viro, -fsdevel@vger, -kernel@vger, right?

It's not a vital fix (strictly speaking, it only allows to fix userspace),
as save for unprivileged containers, when deduping executables you usually
need to be root anyway -- but it'd still be nice to have it. It has been
ACKed by the original author of that code.

(Sorry for being annoying, I got only 13 commits elsewhere in the kernel so
please point me in the right direction when hitting :p)

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