Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86/boot/compressed/64: Remove .bss/.pgtable from bzImage

From: Arvind Sankar
Date: Wed Feb 19 2020 - 14:06:46 EST

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 07:22:30PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:57:17PM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > There isn't any particular urgency (at least until fg-kaslr patches try
> Ok, I was just making sure you're not pinging because there's something
> more urgent here. See below.
> > to make it 64MiB bigger), but it's unclear how long to wait before
> > sending a reminder -- Documentation/process suggests that comments
> > should be received in a week or so, pinging after 4 and 6 weeks seemed
> > reasonable. If x86 has a longer queue, might be worth documenting that
> > somewhere?
> We try to track all stuff but x86 is super crazy most of the time,
> especially currently, so stuff gets prioritized based on urgency and we
> also try to round-robin through all submitters so that stuff doesn't get
> left out.
> Thus the one-week thing will never work with x86. Once a month ping
> maybe.
> In your case, since it is an improvement which is good to have but not
> absolutely a must and not a bugfix, it is understandable that it would
> get pushed back in priority.
> But stuff usually won't be forgotten and we'll get to it eventually - it
> is just that we're mega swamped all the time. :-\

Ok, thanks.