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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add notification of page becoming writable to VMA ops
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On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 09:26 +0100, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 20:11 +0100, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> >
> > There really is quite a difference between mm/*.c in -mm and Linus
> > kernel at present. Is all this planned to be merged as soon as 2.6.14
> > is out or is -mm just a playground for now with no mainline merge
> > intentions?
>
> It certainly won't all be merged as soon as 2.6.14 is out, some of it
> has only just got into -mm. Andrew's current intention is to merge
> the early part of the changes soonish after 2.6.14 gets out, but he's
> not likely to merge it all into 2.6.15.

Ok, sounds good. As long as they at least start converging...

> But we aren't using -mm as a playground: it is likely to go forward,
> provided it doesn't show regressions of some kind while it's in -mm.

Cool.

> > Just asking so I know whether to work against stock kernels or -mm for
> > the moment...
>
> I'd recommend -mm for now.

Great, thanks, will do.

> page_mkwrite will want a spell in there too, won't it?

Sure. But if the other mm changes in -mm were not going forward it
would be a little silly to get page_mkwrite to work there only to have
to rewrite it in order to get it merged...

If Linus really is going to release .14 in the next few days,
page_mkwrite is never going to make it into .15 anyway, no matter
what... But .16 would be a realistic target I would have thought which
seems to fit in nicely with the plans for -mm. (-:

Best regards,

Anton
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Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on irc.freenode.net
WWW: http://linux-ntfs.sf.net/ & http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/

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