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From: Tetsuo Handa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] mm,vmscan: Mark register_shrinker() as __must_check
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:26:03 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Michal Hocko wrote:
> As already pointed out, I do not think this is worth it. This function
> is no different than many others which need error handling. The system
> will work suboptimally when the shrinker is missing, no question about
> that, but there is no immediate blow up otherwise. It is not all that
> hard to find all those places and fix them up. We do not have hundreds
> of them...

The system might blow up after two years of uptime. For enterprise systems
which try to avoid reboots as much as possible, it is important to fix
known bugs before deploying.

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  reply	other threads:[~2017-11-24 13:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-24 11:36 [PATCH v2 1/2] mm,vmscan: Make unregister_shrinker() no-op if register_shrinker() failed Tetsuo Handa
2017-11-24 11:36 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] mm,vmscan: Mark register_shrinker() as __must_check Tetsuo Handa
2017-11-24 12:24   ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-24 13:26     ` Tetsuo Handa [this message]
2017-11-24 13:37       ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-24 12:21 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] mm,vmscan: Make unregister_shrinker() no-op if register_shrinker() failed Michal Hocko
2017-11-24 13:21   ` Tetsuo Handa
2017-11-24 13:28     ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-25  1:40       ` Tetsuo Handa
2017-11-27  8:29         ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-29 13:44           ` Tetsuo Handa
2017-11-29 13:55             ` Michal Hocko

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