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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.14 015/161] printk: Add console owner and waiter logic to load balance console writes
On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:28:21 -0700
Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
> >
> > Right, but the fix to the API was also trivial. I don't understand why
> > you are arguing with me. I agree with you. I'm talking about this
> > specific instance. Where a bug was fixed, and the API breakage was
> > another fix that needed to be backported.
> Fair enough. Were you there when the report of breakage came in?

No I wasn't.

> Because *my* argument is that reverting something that causes problems
> is simply *never* the wrong answer.
> If you know of the fix, fine. But clearly people DID NOT KNOW. So
> reverting was the right choice.

But I don't see in the git history that this was ever reverted. My reply
saying that "I hope it wasn't reverted", was a response for it being
reverted in stable, not mainline. Considering that the original bug
would allow userspace to write zeros anywhere in memory, I would have
definitely worked on finding why the API breakage happened and fixing
it properly before putting such a large hole back into the kernel.

I'm assuming that may have been what happened because the commit was
never reverted in your tree, and if I was responsible for that code, I
would be up all night looking for an API fix to make sure the original
fix isn't reverted.

-- Steve

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