Re: [PATCH 2/2] module: add support to avoid duplicates early on load

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu May 25 2023 - 21:40:39 EST

On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 3:02 PM Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So yeah definitely a pretty good improvement. Sometimes the system boots
> without any duplicates at all, for some reason Vs the previous attempt.
> Tested-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxx>

Ok, I decided to just move it from my experimental tree to my main tree.

I think I used about three times the time and effort (and lines of
text) on writing the commit message compared to what I did on the
patch itself.

I tried to lay out the background and the implications of the change -
it may be pretty darn simple, but it does have some subtle issues.

Anyway: I've committed it to my tree. This is not necessarily the best
time to do that, but let's get this behind us, and in particular,
let's get it out and into wider testing asap.

If it causes any problems what-so-ever, I'll just revert it very
aggressively (unless the problem is trivially and obviously fixable).
It is, after all, not a fix for a _kernel_ bug per se, and whil eI
think the patch is very benign, it does change user-visible behavior.
Very intentionally so, but still..