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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] btrfs: Convert kmaps to core page calls
On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 12:52:49 -0800 Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 11:09:31AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 16:11:23 +0100 David Sterba <dsterba@suse.cz> wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 03:23:00PM -0800, ira.weiny@intel.com wrote:
> > > > From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
> > > >
> > > > There are many places where kmap/<operation>/kunmap patterns occur. We lift
> > > > these various patterns to core common functions and use them in the btrfs file
> > > > system. At the same time we convert those core functions to use
> > > > kmap_local_page() which is more efficient in those calls.
> > > >
> > > > I think this is best accepted through Andrew's tree as it has the mem*_page
> > > > functions in it. But I'd like to get an ack from David or one of the other
> > > > btrfs maintainers before the btrfs patches go through.
> > >
> > > I'd rather take the non-mm patches through my tree so it gets tested
> > > the same way as other btrfs changes, straightforward cleanups or not.
> > >
> > > This brings the question how to do that as the first patch should go
> > > through the MM tree. One option is to posptpone the actual cleanups
> > > after the 1st patch is merged but this could take a long delay.
> > >
> > > I'd suggest to take the 1st patch within MM tree in the upcoming merge
> > > window and then I can prepare a separate pull with just the cleanups.
> > > Removing an inter-tree patch dependency was a sufficient reason for
> > > Linus in the past for such pull requests.
> >
> > It would be best to merge [1/4] via the btrfs tree. Please add my
> >
> > Acked-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> >
> >
> > Although I think it would be better if [1/4] merely did the code
> > movement. Adding those BUG_ON()s is a semantic/functional change and
> > really shouldn't be bound up with the other things this patch series
> > does.
>
> I proposed this too and was told 'no'...
>
> <quote>
> If we put in into a separate patch, someone will suggest backing out the
> patch which tells us that there's a problem.
> </quote>
> -- https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201209201415.GT7338@casper.infradead.org/

Yeah, no, please let's not do this. Bundling an offtopic change into
[1/4] then making three more patches dependent on the ontopic parts of
[1/4] is just rude.

I think the case for adding the BUG_ONs can be clearly made. And that
case should at least have been clearly made in the [1/4] changelog!

(Although I expect VM_BUG_ON() would be better - will give us sufficient
coverage without the overall impact.)

Let's please queue this up separately.

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