[lkml]   [2018]   [Mar]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] xfs: always free inline data before resetting inode fork during ifree
On Tue 27-03-18 19:54:35, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 09:06:37AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > So by no means the MM backports were reviewed by me. And considering how hard
> > it is to get any review for MM patches in general I strongly suspect that
> > others didn't review either.
> >
> > In general I am quite skeptical about the automagic backports
> > selections, to be honest. MM patches should be reasonably good at
> > selecting stable backports and adding more patches on top just risks
> > regressions.
> BTW other than suggesting we needing *actual review* of the MM patches, are
> there known unit tests which could be run as well? Thinking long term.

There are some in selftests but most fixes are quite hard to get a
specialized testcase for. Rememeber the MM is a pile of heuristics to
handle large scale of workloads.

Michal Hocko

 \ /
  Last update: 2018-03-28 15:22    [W:0.017 / U:0.132 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site