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From: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
To: Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, kexec@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, dyoung@redhat.com,
	Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: add panic_on_taint
Date: Thu, 7 May 2020 19:36:34 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200507233634.GA367616@optiplex-lnx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6B423101-ACF4-49A3-AD53-ACBF87F1ABE0@lca.pw>

On Thu, May 07, 2020 at 07:07:20PM -0400, Qian Cai wrote:
> 
> 
> > On May 7, 2020, at 6:15 PM, Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > It's a reasonable and self-contained feature that we have a valid use for. 
> > I honestly fail to see it causing that amount of annoyance as you are 
> > suggesting here.
> 
> It is not a big trouble yet, but keeping an obsolete patch that not very straightforward to figure out that it will be superseded by the panic_on_taint patch will only cause more confusion the longer it has stayed in linux-next.
> 
> The thing is that even if you can’t get this panic_on_taint (the superior solution) patch accepted for some reasons, someone else could still work on it until it get merged.
> 
> Thus, I failed to see any possibility we will go back to the inferior solution (mm-slub-add-panic_on_error-to-the-debug-facilities.patch) by all means.
>

There are plenty of examples of things being added, changed, and
removed in -next. IOW, living in a transient state. I think it's 
a reasonable compromise to keep it while the other one is beind 
ironed out.

The fact that you prefer one solution to another doesn't
invalidate the one you dislike. 

Cheers,
-- Rafael


  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-07 23:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-06 22:28 Rafael Aquini
2020-05-06 23:24 ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-07  0:12   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-07  0:20 ` Randy Dunlap
2020-05-07  2:50 ` Qian Cai
2020-05-07 20:42   ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-07 22:05     ` Qian Cai
2020-05-07 22:15       ` Rafael Aquini
2020-05-07 23:07         ` Qian Cai
2020-05-07 23:36           ` Rafael Aquini [this message]
2020-05-08  0:28             ` Qian Cai

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