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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Fixes for hugetlbfs-related problems on shared memory
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 01:14:37PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 27 May 2009 12:12:27 +0100
> Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> wrote:
>
> > The following two patches are required to fix problems reported by
> > starlight@binnacle.cx. The tests cases both involve two processes interacting
> > with shared memory segments backed by hugetlbfs.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Both of these address http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13302, yes?
> I added that info to the changelogs, to close the loop.
>

Yes. I'm sorry, I should have included that information in the leader. I
had a niggling feeling I was forgetting something to add to the changelog -
this was it :)

> Ingo, I'd propose merging both these together rather than routing one
> via the x86 tree, OK?
>
> Question is: when? Are we confident enough to merge it into 2.6.30
> now, or should we hold off for 2.6.30.1? I guess we have a week or
> more, and if the changes do break something, we can fix that in
> 2.6.30.1 ;)
>

FWIW, I'm reasonably confident based on libhugetlbfs regression testing that
I haven't broken something new. If they make it into 2.6.30-rc8, so much
the better. Thanks.

--
Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab


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