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SubjectRe: [PATCH] zcache: fix "zcache=" kernel parameter
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 05:50:29PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>
> On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 05:39:20 PM Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> >
> > On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 08:06:27 AM Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 01:54:56PM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 01:41:57 PM Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > > On Wed 24-07-13 12:32:32, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:04:41 PM Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > > > > On Wed 24-07-13 12:02:35, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > > > > > I have posted a similar fix quite some time ago and I guess Greg should
> > > > > > > > already have it.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > For reference https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/6/26/410
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There was a reply from Greg:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/6/26/410
> > > > >
> > > > > I guess you meant https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/6/26/569
> > > >
> > > > Uh, yes.
> > > >
> > > > > > and it seems that Greg's request has not been fullfilled.
> > > > >
> > > > > Bob Liu has resent the patch (I cannot find the email in the archive).
> > > >
> > > > Indeed, I've found it here:
> > > >
> > > > http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.mm/102484
> > > >
> > > > > > Anyway Piotr's patch seems to be more complete:
> > > > > > - it also fixes case in which invalid "zcache=" option is given (returns
> > > > > > an error value 1 while with your patch the code still erronously retuns 0)
> > > > > > - it prints information about compressor type being used when "zcache="
> > > > > > option is used (your patch skips it due to addition of "goto out_alloc")
> > > > >
> > > > > I do not care which one will make it I just pointed out that there is
> > > > > another patch dealing with the same and it is a question how far that
> > > > > one went.
> > > >
> > > > OK.
> > > >
> > > > Greg, could you please pick Piotr's patch?
> > >
> > > Wait, I'm going to take the first one I got, from Michal, as that's the
> > > original author here, not Piotr...
> > >
> > > confused, and really grumpy about the whole zcache mess...
> >
> > Just get the second one (from Piotr) as it is more complete (it fixes
> > also problem with invalid data being given to "zcache=" option or chosen
> > compressor not being supported by Crypto API).
> >
> > I feel a bit sad that this newer patch makes Michal's one obsolete but
> > I don't have a good idea how to resolve it in other way while sticking to
> > "chose the best technical solution" principle. :(
> >
> > Oh, wait. I updated patch (attached below) to give Michal & Cristian some
> > credit (also added Konrad's Acked-by while at it). I hope that this is
> > an acceptable solution.
>
> Michal/Cristian, are you fine with that? Could you please Ack this patch?
>
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
> > Samsung R&D Institute Poland
> > Samsung Electronics
> >
> >
> > From: Piotr Sarna <p.sarna@partner.samsung.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH] zcache: fix "zcache=" kernel parameter
>
> ...
>
> This time with fixed Bob's email address and better link to an old
> patch. Sorry for that.
>
> From: Piotr Sarna <p.sarna@partner.samsung.com>
> Subject: [PATCH] zcache: fix "zcache=" kernel parameter

Now, can you resend it in a format that doesn't require me to hand-edit
the patch? As I deal with thousands of patches every kernel release, I
can't clean up the mess by hand and expect to stay sane...

thanks,

greg k-h


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