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SubjectRe: Bug#695182: [PATCH] Subtract min_free_kbytes from dirtyable memory
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On Fri, 2013-01-25 at 20:53 +1100, paul.szabo@sydney.edu.au wrote:
> Dear Minchan,
>
> > So what's the effect for user?
> > ...
> > It seems you saw old kernel.
> > ...
> > Current kernel includes ...
> > So I think we don't need this patch.
>
> As I understand now, my patch is "right" and needed for older kernels;
> for newer kernels, the issue has been fixed in equivalent ways; it was
> an oversight that the change was not backported; and any justification
> you need, you can get from those "later better" patches.
[...]

If you can identify where it was fixed then your patch for older
versions should go to stable with a reference to the upstream fix (see
Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt).

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Q. Which is the greater problem in the world today, ignorance or apathy?
A. I don't know and I couldn't care less.
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