Re: [PATCH 1/1] slob: Only use list functions when safe to do so

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Apr 02 2019 - 15:12:44 EST

On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 06:05:38 +1100 "Tobin C. Harding" <me@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > It's regrettable that this fixes
> > slob-respect-list_head-abstraction-layer.patch but doesn't apply to
> > that patch - slob-use-slab_list-instead-of-lru.patch gets in the way.
> > So we end up with a patch series which introduces a bug and later
> > fixes it.
> Yes I thought that also. Do you rebase the mm tree? Did you apply this
> right after slob-use-slab_list-instead-of-lru or to the current tip?

After slob-use-slab_list-instead-of-lru.patch

> If
> it is applied to the tip does this effect the ability to later bisect in
> between these two commits (if the need arises for some unrelated reason)?

There is a bisection hole but it is short and the bug is hardish to

> > I guess we can live with that but if the need comes to respin this
> > series, please do simply fix
> > slob-respect-list_head-abstraction-layer.patch so we get a clean
> > series.
> If its not too much work for you to apply the new series I'll do another
> version just to get this right.

I guess that would be best, thanks.