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Date:   Fri, 9 Dec 2022 07:31:03 +0100
From:   Thorsten Leemhuis <>
To:     Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc:     Jan Kara <>, Andreas Dilger <>,,,
        Thilo Fromm <>,
        Jeremi Piotrowski <>,
        Andreas Gruenbacher <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Fix deadlock due to mbcache entry corruption

On 09.12.22 07:12, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2022 at 06:16:02PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> Maybe I should talk to Greg again to revert backported changes like
>> 1be97463696c until fixes for them are ready.
> The fix is in the ext4 git tree, and it's ready to be pushed to Linus
> when the merge window opens --- presumably, on Sunday.


> So it's probably not worth it to revert the backported change, only to
> reapply immediately afterwards.

Definitely agreed, I was more taking in the general sense (sorry, should
have been clearer), as it's not the first time some backport exposes
existing problems that take a while to get analyzed and fixed in
mainline. Which is just how it is sometimes, hence a revert and a
reapply of that backport (once the fix is available) in stable/longterm
sounds appropriate to me to prevent users from running into known problems.

Ciao, Thorsten

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