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SubjectRe: [patch] revert: [NET]: Fix races in net_rx_action vs netpoll
On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 03:29:15PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, David Miller wrote:
> >
> > Ingo is the only person hitting and reporting this and last time I
> > checked he is competent enough to revert the thing locally in his own
> > trees, right? :-)
> Umm. And your suggestion is what? Wait until -rc1, when non-developers
> (the kinds of people who are supposed to *not* be competent enough) come
> along, and report the problem?
> That's explicitly what I do *not* want to happen.
> If we knew something was wrong before the -rc1 release, all the better: we
> can avoid havign that bug in -rc1, and the people who test it will tell us
> about the problems we did *not* know about.

Unfortunately the particular patch from Olaf is presumably covering up
another bug that other people (including Olaf) had hit. So reverting
it is going to introduce a different regression.

I think this particular problem has _already_ bounced back and forth
once. But I haven't been keeping count as most of the relevant patches
weren't cc:ed to me.

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