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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 25/35] iomap: sub-block dio needs to zeroout beyond EOF
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 05:14:41AM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 09:22:03AM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> >On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 09:40:19AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> >>I stopped my tests at 5 billion ops yesterday (i.e. 20 billion ops
> >>aggregate) to focus on testing the copy_file_range() changes, but
> >>Darrick's tests are still ongoing and have passed 40 billion ops in
> >>aggregate over the past few days.
> >>
> >>The reason we are running these so long is that we've seen fsx data
> >>corruption failures after 12+ hours of runtime and hundreds of
> >>millions of ops. Hence the testing for backported fixes will need to
> >>replicate these test runs across multiple configurations for
> >>multiple days before we have any confidence that we've actually
> >>fixed the data corruptions and not introduced any new ones.
> >>
> >>If you pull only a small subset of the fixes, the fsx will still
> >>fail and we have no real way of actually verifying that there have
> >>been no regression introduced by the backport. IOWs, there's a
> >>/massive/ amount of QA needed for ensuring that these backports work
> >>correctly.
> >>
> >>Right now the XFS developers don't have the time or resources
> >>available to validate stable backports are correct and regression
> >>fre because we are focussed on ensuring the upstream fixes we've
> >>already made (and are still writing) are solid and reliable.
> >
> >Ok, that's fine, so users of XFS should wait until the 4.20 release
> >before relying on it? :)
> It's getting to the point that with the amount of known issues with XFS
> on LTS kernels it makes sense to mark it as CONFIG_BROKEN.

Really? Where are the bug reports?


Dave Chinner

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