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    SubjectRe: 2.6.8.1-mm4
    wli@holomorphy.com wrote:
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    > On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 01:34:02AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.8.1/2.6.8.1-mm4/
    > > - Added the kexec code. Again. This was in -mm a year or so ago but didn't
    > > make it.
    > > - This kernel has an x86 patch which alters the copy_*_user() functions so
    > > they will return -EFAULT on a fault rather than the number of bytes which
    > > remain to be copied. This is a bit of an experiment, because this seems to
    > > be the preferred API for those functions. It's a see-what-breaks thing.
    > > And things will break. If weird behaviour is observed, please revert
    > > usercopy-return-EFAULT.patch and send a report.
    >
    > task_vsize() doesn't need mm->mmap_sem for the CONFIG_MMU case;

    I'd prefer it if you (and everyone else) could give a meaningful
    English-language Subject: to patches, please.

    A well-chosen patch Subject: becomes a sort of globally-unique key by which
    the patch is tracked - I munge it into a patch filename and it propagates
    all the way into bitkeeper. It can be used for searching email folders,
    googling, inter-developer discussion, etc, etc.

    Thanks.
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