Re: [GIT PULL] configfs fix for Linux 5.14

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Sat Aug 14 2021 - 14:25:41 EST

On 8/14/21 9:27 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> configfs fix for Linux 5.14
>> - fix to revert to the historic write behavior (Bart Van Assche)
> It would have been lovely to see what the problem was, but the commit
> doesn't actually explain that.
> I suspect it's this
> but there might have been more.

Hi Linus,

Bodo explained to me via a private email that the historic behavior is
the behavior he needs for a patch that he is still working on. I'm not
aware of any existing user space software that relies on the historic
(non-POSIX) behavior of configfs writes.