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Date:   Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:00:18 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <>
To:     Dave Chinner <>,
        Alan Stern <>
Cc:     Byungchul Park <>,
        Theodore Ts'o <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Ross Zwisler <>,
        Jens Axboe <>,
        Rehas Sachdeva <>,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 72/73] xfs: Convert mru cache to XArray

On Sat, 2017-12-09 at 09:36 +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> 	1. Using lockdep_set_novalidate_class() for anything other
> 	than device->mutex will throw checkpatch warnings. Nice. (*)
> (*) is considered mostly harmful round here, too,
> but that's another rant....

How so?

> (**) the frequent occurrence of "core code/devs aren't held to the
> same rules/standard as everyone else" is another rant I have stored
> up for a rainy day.

Yeah.  I wouldn't mind reading that one...

Rainy season is starting right about now here too.

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