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Re: [PATCH 0/6] writeback: tracing and fixes V3.

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] writeback: tracing and fixes V3.
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 04:03:25 -0400
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20100608001115.GB6965@dastard>
References: <1275609328-12514-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20100604074938.GB4448@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20100608001115.GB6965@dastard>
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On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 10:11:15AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 03:49:38AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > 
> > Not sure what the rules for new tracepoints are, but in addition to the
> > fixes I'd really love to see the tracepoints in 2.6.35.
> 
> Personally I think they are just as important (or even more
> important) than the bug fixes because we seem to break this code
> regularly because nobody can clearly see what the internals are
> doing to verify their change is working correctly.

Given that Linus is pretty strict about only taking regression fixes
I'd rather get the regression fix in and miss out on the tracing until
the next merge window then missing out on everything.

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