Re: [GIT PULL] block/io bits for 2.6.35-rc

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 11:56:27 EST

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Jens Axboe <jaxboe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> - A set of patches fixing the WB_SYNC_NONE writeback from Christoph. So
>  we should finally have both functional and working WB_SYNC_NONE from
>  umount context.

I _really_ think this is too late, considering how broken it has been.
We already reverted the WB_SYNC_NONE things exactly because it didn't
work, didn't we? I'm going to be off-line in two days, and this part
of the pull request really makes me nervous, if only simply because of
the history of it all (ie it's always been broken, why shouldn't it be
broken now?).

IOW, that's a lot of scary changes, that have historically not been
safe or sufficiently tested, and have caused problems for various
filesystems. Convince me why they should suddenly be ok to merge?

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