Re: bitmap, cpumask_arith (was: 2.6.6-rc1-mm1)

From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 18:28:31 EST

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 02:17:13PM -0700, Paul Jackson wrote:
> I tried making this point before, but failed to communicate. Let me try
> again. So far as I know, there is no instance in current Linux kernel
> code using this cpumask facility that is affected (currently broken) by
> the cpumask_arith bugs addressed by Bill's patch. Do you know of any
> breakage in other _current_ code caused by these cpumask_arith bugs,
> Bill?
> As a consequence of my seeing nothing else yet overtly busted by this,
> it was, and remains, my recommendation to Bill to hold off on these
> patches. Little sense in correcting the semantics of a piece of code
> that I expected to remove shortly anyway, if nothing else cared for now.
> However, I realize that Bill takes considerable pride in his work, and
> would like to see this fixed. It's not worth a big fuss, either way,
> so far as I can tell.

I thought you were reporting some instance affected by it. Since there's
no report of anyone affected by it, and a cleanup/whatever pending, I'm
dropping the bugfix patch(es).

-- wli
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