On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 01:58:00PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 04:37:43PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> Hello stable team,
> These patches have been shipping in mainline since v5.7-rc1 with no
> reported issues. They address long standing problems in libnvdimm's
> handling of namespace provisioning relative to alignment constraints
> including crashes trying to even load the driver on some PowerPC
> I did fold one build fix  into "libnvdimm/region: Introduce an
> attribute" so as to not convey the bisection breakage to -stable.
> Please consider them for v5.4-stable. They do pass the latest
> version of the ndctl unit tests.
What about 5.6.y? Any user upgrading from 5.4-stable to 5.6-stable
would hit a regression, right?
So can we get a series backported to 5.6.y as well? I need that before
I can take this series.
Also, I really don't see the "bug" that this is fixing here. If this
didn't work on PowerPC before, it can continue to just "not work" until
5.7, right? What problems with 5.4.y and 5.6.y is this series fixing
that used to work before?