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SubjectRe: [10/24] vfs: Add no_nrwrite_index_update writeback control flag
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:00:58PM -0500, Jayson R. King wrote:
> On 05/25/2010 11:52 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 07:12:08AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 03:28:06PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> >>> 2.6.27-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
> >>
> >> NACK. This has been shown to cause severe writeback regression for
> >> other filesystems and is beeing reverted in mianline.
> >
> > Ok, if I drop this one, I think I need to drop an ext4 patch as well,
> > I'll go figure that out and respin a -rc2 with this change in it.
>
> You'd have to drop the next two ext4 -stable patches to get a buildable
> kernel if you drop this one. The last of those ext4 patches is the one
> which fixes the deadlock from kernel bugzilla #12579.

I've now dropped those next two ext4 patches. If someone wants to get
this bug fixed for the .27 tree, please feel free to send me the
patches.

Personally, I doubt many people care about ext4 on the .27 kernel
release...

thanks,

greg k-h


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