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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca>, Bron Gondwana <brong@fastmail.fm>,
	Mike Houston <mikeserv@bmts.com>,
	Chuck Ebbert <cebbert@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Steve French <smfltc@us.ibm.com>,
	Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Daniel Drake <dsd@gentoo.org>,
	samba-technical@lists.samba.org,
	Vladimir Saveliev <vs@namesys.com>,
	reiserfs-dev@namesys.com, David Chinner <dgc@sgi.com>,
	xfs-masters@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: How many people are using 2.6.16?
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:02:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070131070237.GT3754@stusta.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701301748230.3611@woody.linux-foundation.org>

On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 06:36:48PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> 
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Mark Lord wrote:
> > 
> > I believe our featherless leader said he though it was an ancient bug,
> > exasperated by something that went into 2.6.19.
> > 
> > If Linus's opinion is correct (still?), then the bug exists in all
> > kernels since somewhere back in the 2.4.xx days.
> 
> The issue was somewhat confused by people certainly *reporting* it for 
> older kernels. Also, as part of the dirty bit cleanups and sanity 
> checkingwe did actually seem to fix a long-standing CIFS corruption (and 
> apparently reisertfs/XFS problems too).
> 
> But the *common* case was actually introduced with 2.6.19, and 2.6.16 
> wouldn't be affected. 

Thanks for the clarifications.

Regarding the longstanding CIFS/reiserfs/XFS problems, it seems the 
status is:

CIFS:
commit cb876f451455b6187a7d69de2c112c45ec4b7f99
  Fix up CIFS for "test_clear_page_dirty()" removal
queued for 2.6.19.3
applies and compiles against 2.6.16

reiserfs:
commit de14569f94513279e3d44d9571a421e9da1759ae
  [PATCH] resierfs: avoid tail packing if an inode was ever mmapped
backport to 2.6.16 required

XFS:
fix not yet in your tree

> 			Linus

cu
Adrian

-- 

       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-31  7:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-29 20:30 Chuck Ebbert
2007-01-29 20:35 ` Josh Boyer
2007-01-29 20:38   ` Chuck Ebbert
2007-02-07 20:36     ` Greg KH
2007-01-29 21:04 ` Mike Houston
2007-01-29 22:13   ` Bron Gondwana
2007-01-30 20:39     ` Adrian Bunk
2007-01-31  1:33       ` Mark Lord
2007-01-31  2:36         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-01-31  5:49           ` Bron Gondwana
2007-01-31  7:02           ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2007-01-31 10:42             ` Reiserfs and MMAP (was: How many people are using 2.6.16?) Bron Gondwana
2007-01-31 11:49             ` How many people are using 2.6.16? David Chinner
2007-01-31 14:34               ` Steve French (smfltc)
2007-01-31 15:34             ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-01 12:13             ` Vladimir V. Saveliev
2007-02-03  1:39               ` Adrian Bunk
2007-01-30 23:52   ` Adrian Bunk
2007-01-31  1:48     ` Mike Houston

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