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SubjectRe: [next-20110214] Kernel-modules with unknown parameter
Hi Sedat,

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:34:24 +0100 Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:45:59 pm Sedat Dilek wrote:
> >> >> Any idea what's going on? Stephen, Randy noticed the same like me?
> >
> > Dmitry broke module parameters with a "trivial" transform which turned out
> > not to be.
> >
> > I wasn't paying enough attention, and let it through.
> >
> >> My damn brain can't understand - looking at the series file in [2] -
> >> why the hell the "possible" patch [3] is not included in linux-next?
> >
> > There are markers in the series file, which indicate what goes into
> > linux-next.
>
> Thanks for the explanations, it makes things seen from the
> patch-management side a bit clearer.
> ( Not sure if the series files was modified in the meantime. )
>
> Here for documentation-purposes-only (partially extracted):
>
> [ http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/kernel/rr-latest/series ]
>
> # NEXT_PATCHES_START
> # MM_PATCHES_START
> # Trivial compilation fixes.
>
>
> ## for-linus
> virtio:virtio-net-add_schedule_check_to_napi_enable_call.patch
> ## for-linus end
> module:deal_with_alignment_issues_in_built_in_versions.patch
> module:do_not_hide_modver_version_show_declaration_behind_ifdef.patch
> virtio:blk_allow_re_reading_config_space_at_runtime.patch
> # MM_PATCHES_END
> # NEXT_PATCHES_END
>
> [ / http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/kernel/rr-latest/series ]

That is how it looks today. Yesterday, the patch
module:deal_with_alignment_issues_in_built_in_parameters.patch
was also included and that is what caused the problem.

> Looks to me, the FIXUP patch marked with ***** was not really applied
> to linux-next?

No, instead the breaking patch (above) was removed from Rusty's
linux-next series today.

> Also, this fixup patch is no more in Rusty's series file.
> Is that all correct now?

Rusty has a new version of the above patch which includes the fix (I
assume) but it is not included in linux-next today.

--
Cheers,
Stephen Rothwell sfr@canb.auug.org.au
http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~sfr/
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