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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: mpt3sas: fix hang on ata passthrough commands
On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 02:10:29PM -0400, Joe Korty wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 04:50:52PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> > A: Top-posting.
> > Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> >
> > A: No.
> > Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
> >
> >
> > http://daringfireball.net/2007/07/on_top
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:16:47AM -0400, Joe Korty wrote:
> > > Hi Greg,
> > > This patch is not yet in 4.4.
> >
> > What patch is that? I can't find a git commit id here at all :(
> >
> > > It is in 4.9 and upstream. No one has submitted it to you before this
> > > email. I only discovered the need for it because lockdep complains
> > > when it is missing. I do not know how it was missed; perhaps there is
> > > a reason rather than it being missed by accident. Others in the know
> > > can comment if they like.
> >
> > You need to say what you want to have happen for a stable patch, you did
> > read Documenation/stable_kernel_rules.txt, right?
> >
> > still confused,
> >
> > greg k-h
>
>
> Hi Greg,
> The patch is one that has already been backported into 4.9,
> and as such I assumed it was already in a format acceptable
> for submission.
>
> 4.4 is the only additional branch that needs this patch,
> and there it is needed only because in 4.4.28 two other
> mpt3sas patches had been backported. Those two patches
> introduced the lock dependency problem that this, the
> third patch, fixes.
>
> In summary, either all three patches should be backported,
> or none should be backported. Porting just two is wrong.

What patches? Please start over, resend the email in a format that can
be understand as to what commits you want added to what stable kernel
tree. As it is, I still have no clue...

greg k-h

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