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    SubjectRe: [patch 6/6] x86: cpumask_of_node() should handle -1 as a node
    On Thu, 7 Jan 2010, Anton Blanchard wrote:

    > I wasn't using the example to strengthen the case of the -1 behaviour, but to
    > highlight that a complete fix would be more work and risk not making it back
    > to -stable.
    >

    I don't think that we should defer a complete fix to the callers because
    it's "more work." If you've identified places where -1 is passed to
    cpumask_of_node() without being checked, I think those would be fairly
    obvious -stable candidates themselves instead of this series.


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