Re: [patch 1/2] mm, memcg: avoid oom notification when current needsaccess to memory reserves

From: David Rientjes
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 00:58:43 EST

On Thu, 16 Jan 2014, Michal Hocko wrote:

> > This is concerning because it's merged in -mm without being tested by Eric
> > and is marked for stable while violating the stable kernel rules criteria.
> Are you questioning the patch fixes the described issue?
> Please note that the exit_robust_list and PF_EXITING as a culprit has
> been identified by Eric. Of course I would prefer if it was tested by
> anybody who can reproduce it.

You're saying the patch hasn't been tested by anybody and that clearly
violates the first rule in Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt:

- It must be obviously correct and tested.

Adding Greg to the cc if this should be clarified further. The patches
getting proposed through -mm for stable boggles my mind sometimes.
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