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SubjectRe: Stable backport of cifs nlink workaround?
On Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:11:56 -0800
Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 03:24:43PM +0000, Sitsofe Wheeler wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any chance that 74d290da476f672ad756634d12aa707375d3564d
> > ([CIFS] Provide sane values for nlink) could be backported to the stable
> > 3.2 kernel?
>
> Why just 3.2? What's wrong with all of the other kernels before 3.12
> that do not have this patch in it?
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

Yeah, you'd probably need to apply it to every stable kernel > 3.2 or
you'd technically have a regression. I've no real objection to putting
that fix in, but backporting to older kernels may not be trivial. There
have been other changes in this area over the years...

--
Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>


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