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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
Subject: Re: [5.4-stable PATCH 0/7] libnvdimm: Cross-arch compatible namespace alignment
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 13:58:00 +0200
Message-ID: <20200522115800.GA1451824@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <159010426294.1062454.8853083370975871627.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com>

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 04:37:43PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> Hello stable team,
> 
> These patches have been shipping in mainline since v5.7-rc1 with no
> reported issues. They address long standing problems in libnvdimm's
> handling of namespace provisioning relative to alignment constraints
> including crashes trying to even load the driver on some PowerPC
> configurations.
> 
> I did fold one build fix [1] into "libnvdimm/region: Introduce an 'align'
> attribute" so as to not convey the bisection breakage to -stable.
> 
> Please consider them for v5.4-stable. They do pass the latest
> version of the ndctl unit tests.

What about 5.6.y?  Any user upgrading from 5.4-stable to 5.6-stable
would hit a regression, right?

So can we get a series backported to 5.6.y as well?  I need that before
I can take this series.

thanks,

greg k-h
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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-21 23:37 Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:37 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 1/7] mm/memremap_pages: Kill unused __devm_memremap_pages() Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:37 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 2/7] mm/memremap_pages: Introduce memremap_compat_align() Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:37 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 3/7] libnvdimm/pfn: Prevent raw mode fallback if pfn-infoblock valid Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:38 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 4/7] libnvdimm/pfn_dev: Don't clear device memmap area during generic namespace probe Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:38 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 5/7] libnvdimm/namespace: Enforce memremap_compat_align() Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:38 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 6/7] libnvdimm/region: Introduce NDD_LABELING Dan Williams
2020-05-21 23:38 ` [5.4-stable PATCH 7/7] libnvdimm/region: Introduce an 'align' attribute Dan Williams
2020-05-22 11:58 ` Greg KH [this message]
2020-05-22 12:00   ` [5.4-stable PATCH 0/7] libnvdimm: Cross-arch compatible namespace alignment Greg KH
2020-05-26 20:42     ` Dan Williams
2020-05-26 20:49       ` Jeff Moyer
2020-05-26 20:52         ` Dan Williams

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