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Date:	Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:03:20 -0400
From:	Oleg Drokin <>
To:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Evgeny Budilovsky <>,,
	Andreas Dilger <>,
	Peng Tao <>,,
	Lai Siyao <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging/lustre: use rcu_dereference to access rcu protected current->real_parent field


On Aug 7, 2014, at 11:49 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> This is not a critical bug and in the worst case the code here may
>> cause miss of statistics counter increase.
>> This is why I think it is not worth to backport the patch at all.
> You are right, and if this is just for some random "statistics" file,
> can we just delete the whole function?

I hope not!
This is used all around the client to tally up various operations executed counts.

The statistic is then used by various userspace monitoring tools.

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