Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.4 27/37] ext4: work around deleting a file with i_nlink == 0 safely

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 - 19:54:53 EST

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 10:17:06AM -0500, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 03:04:54PM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
> I'm confused; this was explicitly cc'ed to stable@xxxxxxxxxx, so why
> is your AUTOSEL picking this up? I would have thought this would get
> picked up via the normal stable kernel processes.

My mistake, appologies.

No worries; the intent was that it be backported to stable, and I
don't really care with path it takes.

I just wanted to make sure there wouldn't be confusion if you
backported it to stable, and then Greg tried and then got a merge
conflict. (Or worse, if the patch was one of the ones where it can be
successfully applied *twice* w/o a patch conflict; I'm not sure if git
cherry-pick is smarter than patch in this regard, but I don't think it

This one was just due to me running a bit faster then usual. I generally
don't filter out stable tagged commits and Greg just gets to them faster
than me (the delay on AUTOSEL is bigger than stable tagged commits).