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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:45:49 +1100
From:   Dave Chinner <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Ross Zwisler <>,
        Jens Axboe <>,
        Rehas Sachdeva <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 00/73] XArray version 4

On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 04:40:46PM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> From: Matthew Wilcox <>
> I looked through some notes and decided this was version 4 of the XArray.
> Last posted two weeks ago, this version includes a *lot* of changes.
> I'd like to thank Dave Chinner for his feedback, encouragement and
> distracting ideas for improvement, which I'll get to once this is merged.

BTW, you need to fix the "To:" line on your patchbombs:

> To: unlisted-recipients: ;, no To-header on input <> 

This bad email address getting quoted to the cc line makes some MTAs
very unhappy.

> Highlights:
>  - Over 2000 words of documentation in patch 8!  And lots more kernel-doc.
>  - The page cache is now fully converted to the XArray.
>  - Many more tests in the test-suite.
> This patch set is not for applying.  0day is still reporting problems,
> and I'd feel bad for eating someone's data.  These patches apply on top
> of a set of prepatory patches which just aren't interesting.  If you
> want to see the patches applied to a tree, I suggest pulling my git tree:
> I also left out the idr_preload removals.  They're still in the git tree,
> but I'm not looking for feedback on them.

I'll give this a quick burn this afternoon and see what catches fire...



Dave Chinner

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