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SubjectRe: Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c"
On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 06:13:01PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 06:51:39AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
> >
> > This lets the compiler inline it into import_iovec() generating
> > much better code.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: David Laight <david.laight@aculab.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> > ---
> > fs/read_write.c | 179 ------------------------------------------------
> > lib/iov_iter.c | 176 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 176 insertions(+), 179 deletions(-)
>
> Strangely, this commit causes a regression in Linus's tree right now.
>
> I can't really figure out what the regression is, only that this commit
> triggers a "large Android system binary" from working properly. There's
> no kernel log messages anywhere, and I don't have any way to strace the
> thing in the testing framework, so any hints that people can provide
> would be most appreciated.

It's a pure move - modulo changed line breaks in the argument lists
the functions involved are identical before and after that (just checked
that directly, by checking out the trees before and after, extracting two
functions in question from fs/read_write.c and lib/iov_iter.c (before and
after, resp.) and checking the diff between those.

How certain is your bisection?

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