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SubjectRe: linux-next: manual merge of the block tree with the tree
On 11/01/2013 03:27 PM, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 11/01/2013 02:22 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>> Hi Jens,
>> On Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:10:43 -0600 Jens Axboe <> wrote:
>>> On 10/31/2013 09:20 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>>>> Today's linux-next merge of the block tree got a conflict in
>>>> drivers/block/loop.c between commit 2486740b52fd ("loop: use aio to
>>>> perform io on the underlying file") from the aio-direct tree and commit
>>>> ed2d2f9a8265 ("block: Abstract out bvec iterator") from the block tree.
>>>> I fixed it up (I think - see below - I have also attached the final
>>>> resulting file) and can carry the fix as necessary (no action is
>>>> required).
>>> What tree is this from? It'd be a lot more convenient to fold that loop
>>> patch into my tree, especially since the block tree in linux-next failed
>>> after this merge.
>> I can only agree with you. It is from the aio-direct tree (probably
>> misnamed by me) (git:// run
>> by Dave Kleikamp.
> Dave, input requested.
> In any case, I would suggest dropping the aio-direct tree instead of the
> entire block tree for coverage purposes, if merge or build failures
> happen because of it.

I've had these patches in linux-next since August, and I'd really like
to push them in the 3.13 merge window.

Are there other problems besides this merge issue? I'll take a closer
look at Stephen's merge patch and see if I find any other issues, but I
really don't want to pull these patches out of linux-next now.


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