known bad patch in -mm tree was Re: [PATCH 2/2] mmap.2: MAP_FIXED updated documentation

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Dec 21 2017 - 09:59:17 EST


> >>> And if Michal doesn't want to touch this patch any more, I'm happy to
> >>> do the search/replace/resend. :P
> >>
> >> Something with the prefix MAP_FIXED_ seems to me obviously desirable,
> >> both to suggest that the function is similar, and also for easy
> >> grepping of the source code to look for instances of both.
> >> MAP_FIXED_SAFE didn't really bother me as a name, but
> >> MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE (or MAP_FIXED_NOCLOBBER) seem slightly more
> >> descriptive of what the flag actually does, so a little better.
> >
> > Great, thanks!
> >
> > Andrew, can you s/MAP_FIXED_SAFE/MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE/g in the series?
> This seems to have not happened. Presumably Andrew just missed the mail
> in the flood. And will probably miss this one too ... :)

Nice way to mess up kernel development, Michal. Thank you! :-(.

Andrew, everyone and their dog agrees MAP_FIXED_SAFE is stupid name,
but Michal decided to just go ahead, ignoring feedback...

Can you either s/MAP_FIXED_SAFE/MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE/g or drop the patches?

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