Re: Potential scheduler regression
From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Jul 11 2017 - 05:55:24 EST
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:30:14AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Ben Guthro <ben@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > If people have experience with these in the "enterprise" distros, or any other
> > > tree, and want to provide me with backported, and tested, patches, I'll be
> > > glad to consider them for stable kernels.
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
> > > greg k-h
> > I tried to do a simple cherry-pick of the suggested patches - but they
> > apply against files that don't exist in the 4.9 series.
> I think there are only two strategies to maintain a backport which work in the
> long run:
> - insist on the simplest fixes and pure cherry-picks
> - or pick up _everything_ to sync up the two versions.
> The latter would mean a lot of commits - and I'm afraid it would also involve the
> scheduler header split-up, which literally involves hundreds of files plus
> perpetual build-breakage risk, so it's a no-no.
> > In my release of 4.9 - I'm planning on doing the simpler revert of 1b568f0aab
> > that introduced the performance degradation, rather than pulling in lots of code
> > from newer kernels.
> That sounds much saner - I'd even Ack that approach for -stable as a special
> exception, than to complicate things with excessive backports.
Ok, I'll revert that for the next stable release after this one that is
currently under review.