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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5 v2: 00/19] staging: lustre: use standard wait_event macros
On Mon, Jan 08 2018, James Simmons wrote:

>> On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 02:28:13PM +1100, NeilBrown wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > this is a revised version of the patch series I sent under a similar
>> > subject in mid December.
>> > Improvements are:
>> > - new wait_event_idle* macros are now in include/linux/wait.h which
>> > Ack from peterz.
>> > - *all* waits are now TASK_IDLE or TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE and so don't
>> > affect the load average. There is no need to choose whether load
>> > is appropriate or not in each case.
>> > - all l_wait_event() users are handled so l_wait_event() is
>> > removed. The one case I had left out before uses
>> > wait_event_idle_exclusive() with and option of using
>> > wait_event_idle_exclusive_lifo() is that ever gets approved.
>> >
>> > I think this set is ready to go.
>> > If you only review two patches, please review
>> >
>> > staging: lustre: simplify waiting in ldlm_completion_ast()
>> > and
>> > staging: lustre: remove back_to_sleep()
>> >
>> > as in both of those, the actual behaviour of the current code (as I
>> > understand it) doesn't seem to agree with comments/debug message, or
>> > just generally looks odd.
>> This series broke the build, so I'll roll back my tree and drop it.
>> Please fix it up and resend and test build it first...
> Please don't merge these just yet. They need to be tested first. I don't
> want to be in a position where the lustre client is totally not usable
> like in the past. That kind of breakage makes no one want to use the
> lustre client. We have a test suite for these kinds of changes. Neill do
> you know how to test your patches with the test suite? Also I have been
> working on several things for the last 4 months to merge upstream. I like
> to coordinate with you so we don't step on each others toes.

I've only been doing fairly basic testing so far. I will look into
setting up the test suite, though probably not until the end of the

I'm keen to coordinate. However I do wonder if we should be merging new
functionality/improvements (as I think you suggest) until we have the
code cleaned up to upstream standards and have it ready to move out of
staging. I don't object to new functionality at all, but I would object
to a patch that added new functionality in a style that conflicted with
upstream. It is common practice when enhancing old code to tidy it up
first, then add the enhancements.
Of course, people have have valid disagreements about what "upstream
style" means....

If/when you have patches ready-to-go for upstream, please do post them,
even if only as an RFC. I'll happily rebase anything I have on top of

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