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SubjectRE: [PATCH] [repost] Drivers: hv: vmbus: Offload the handling of channels to two workqueues
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:17 AM
> To: gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
> Cc: KY Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>; Haiyang Zhang
> <haiyangz@microsoft.com>; Stephen Hemminger
> <sthemmin@microsoft.com>; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devel@linuxdriverproject.org; apw@canonical.com; vkuznets
> <vkuznets@redhat.com>; olaf@aepfle.de; jasowang@redhat.com; Michael
> Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com>
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] [repost] Drivers: hv: vmbus: Offload the handling of
> channels to two workqueues
>
> > From: gregkh@linuxfoundation.org <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:45 PM
> > >
> > > There is no change in this repost. I just rebased this patch to today's
> > > char-misc's char-misc-next branch. Previously KY posted the patch with
> his
> > > Signed-off-by (which is kept in this repost), but there was a conflict issue.
> > >
> > > Note: the patch can't be cleanly applied to char-misc's char-misc-linus
> branch
> > --
> > > to do that, we need to cherry-pick the supporting patch first:
> > > 4d3c5c69191f ("Drivers: hv: vmbus: Remove the useless API
> > vmbus_get_outgoing_channel()")
> >
> > That is not going to work for the obvious reason that this dependant
> > patch is not going to be merged into 4.20-final.
>
> It looks the dependent patch (4d3c5c69191f) is going to miss the v4.20
> release.
> This is not a big issue, as the dependent patch isn't really important.
>
> > So, what do you expect us to do here? The only way this can be accepted
> > is to have it go into my -next branch, which means it will show up in
> > 4.21-rc1, is that ok?
>
> Is there any chance for this patch ("Drivers: hv: vmbus: Offload the handling
> ...") to
> go into v4.20?
>
> If yes, I can quickly do a rebase to char-misc's char-misc-linus branch,
> because actually the conflict can be very easily fixed. And I can help to fix any
> conflict when the dependent patch is backported to v4.20.1.

This patch fixes an important bug while the patch this depends on is not critical.
I suggest we revert the patch that this patch depends on
and we can submit a new version of this patch that can go in now - into 4.20 release.

K. Y

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