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Date:   Thu, 19 Oct 2023 10:51:18 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...el.com>
Cc:     Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...nel.org>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Ferry Toth <ftoth@...londelft.nl>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] ext2, quota, and udf fixes for 6.6-rc1

On Thu, 19 Oct 2023 at 10:26, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> That said, the quota dependency is quite odd, since normally I
> wouldn't expect the quota code to really even trigger much during
> boot. When it triggers that consistently, and that early during boot,
> I would expect others to have reported more of this.
>
> Strange.

Hmm. I do think the quota list handling has some odd things going on.
And it did change with the whole ->dq_free thing.

Some of it is just bad:

  #ifdef CONFIG_QUOTA_DEBUG
          /* sanity check */
          BUG_ON(!list_empty(&dquot->dq_free));
  #endif

is done under a spinlock, and if it ever triggers, the machine is
dead. Dammit, I *hate* how people use BUG_ON() for assertions. It's a
disgrace. That should be a WARN_ON_ONCE().

And it does have quite a bit of list-related changes, with the whole
series from Baokun Li changing how the ->dq_free list works.

The fact that it consistently bisects to the merge is still odd.

                 Linus

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