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Re: [PATCH 00/14 V5]: xfs: remove the xfssyncd mess

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/14 V5]: xfs: remove the xfssyncd mess
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:31:55 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20121008223921.GS13214@xxxxxxx>
References: <1349693772-8064-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20121008223921.GS13214@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)
Hey Dave,

On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 05:39:21PM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 09:55:58PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > Hopefully the final version.
> I am testing this new rev now... My v4 run over the weekend crashed but
> unfortunately I wasn't able to get a stack trace.  We'll see what shakes out.

I'm still not sure what happened with the v4 run I mentioned.  Subsequent
testing has shown this series to be solid with the new changes.  It is ready to

However, pulling this in right now will result in a merge commit from the
upstream tree to ours later in the rc1 merge.  My understanding is that if
Linus were to subsequently pull from our tree, the merge commit would cause
some ugliness in upstream commit history.  See:


I haven't found a way around this, so that's why we're waiting until after the
-rc1 fast-forward to pull this in.


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