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* Re: + mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch added to -mm tree
       [not found] <20190208054407.gjyKBBYUS%akpm@linux-foundation.org>
@ 2019-02-08  5:57 ` Paul Burton
  2019-02-08 22:57   ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Paul Burton @ 2019-02-08  5:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: akpm; +Cc: dave, dbueso, jhogan, mm-commits, ralf, linux-mips

Hi Andrew,

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:44:07PM -0800, akpm@linux-foundation.org wrote:
> 
> The patch titled
>      Subject: arch/mips/mm/c-r4k.c: do not use mmap_sem for gup_fast()
> has been added to the -mm tree.  Its filename is
>      mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch
> 
> This patch should soon appear at
>     http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch
> and later at
>     http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmotm/broken-out/mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch
> 
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> ------------------------------------------------------
> From: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>
> Subject: arch/mips/mm/c-r4k.c: do not use mmap_sem for gup_fast()
> 
> It is well known that because the mm can internally call the regular
> gup_unlocked if the lockless approach fails and take the sem there, the
> caller must not hold the mmap_sem already.
> 
> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190207053740.26915-3-dave@stgolabs.net
> Fixes: e523f289fe4d ("MIPS: c-r4k: Fix sigtramp SMP call to use kmap")
> Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <dbueso@suse.de>
> Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
> Cc: Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com>
> Cc: James Hogan <jhogan@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

Whilst I don't object to you merging this too strongly, I thought I'd
point out again that as I already replied to Davidlohr [1] the code
being changed here is unused in mainline & all affected stable branches.
In mips-next it's entirely removed. As such this patch will have no
effect on the kernel's behaviour & cause a minor conflict with
mips-next.

Thanks,
    Paul

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20190207190007.jz4rz6e6qxwazxm7@pburton-laptop/

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* Re: + mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch added to -mm tree
  2019-02-08  5:57 ` + mips-c-r4k-do-no-use-mmap_sem-for-gup_fast.patch added to -mm tree Paul Burton
@ 2019-02-08 22:57   ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Morton @ 2019-02-08 22:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Paul Burton; +Cc: dave, dbueso, jhogan, ralf, linux-mips

On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 05:57:10 +0000 Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com> wrote:

> Whilst I don't object to you merging this too strongly, I thought I'd
> point out again that as I already replied to Davidlohr [1] the code
> being changed here is unused in mainline & all affected stable branches.
> In mips-next it's entirely removed. As such this patch will have no
> effect on the kernel's behaviour & cause a minor conflict with
> mips-next.

Is OK, I'll discover such things when mips-next updates with linux-next
and I'll quietly drop the offending patch.


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