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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MIPS: math-emu: Write-protect delay slot emulation pages
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Hi Sasha,

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 07:26:15PM +0000, Sasha Levin wrote:
> Hi,
>
> [This is an automated email]
>
> This commit has been processed because it contains a "Fixes:" tag,
> fixing commit: 432c6bacbd0c MIPS: Use per-mm page to execute branch delay slot instructions.
>
> The bot has tested the following trees: v4.19.10, v4.14.89, v4.9.146,

Neat! I like the idea of this automation :)

> v4.19.10: Build OK!
> v4.14.89: Build OK!
> v4.9.146: Failed to apply! Possible dependencies:
> 05ce77249d50 ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: add madvise() event for MADV_DONTNEED request")
> 163e11bc4f6e ("userfaultfd: hugetlbfs: UFFD_FEATURE_MISSING_HUGETLBFS")
> 67dece7d4c58 ("x86/vdso: Set vDSO pointer only after success")
> 72f87654c696 ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: add mremap() event")
> 893e26e61d04 ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: Add fork() event")
> 897ab3e0c49e ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: add event for memory unmaps")
> 9cd75c3cd4c3 ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: add ability to report non-PF events from uffd descriptor")
> d811914d8757 ("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: rename *EVENT_MADVDONTNEED to *EVENT_REMOVE")

This list includes the correct soft dependency - commit 897ab3e0c49e
("userfaultfd: non-cooperative: add event for memory unmaps") which
added an extra argument to mmap_region().

> How should we proceed with this patch?

The backport to v4.9 should simply drop the last argument (NULL) in the
call to mmap_region().

Is there some way I can indicate this sort of thing in future patches so
that the automation can spot that I already know it won't apply cleanly
to a particular range of kernel versions? Or even better, that I could
indicate what needs to be changed when backporting to those kernel
versions?

Thanks,
Paul

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