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Re: Bug#717689: linux: please review and merge m68k patch

On Thu, 2013-07-25 at 09:19 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On 24-07-13 14:58, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 12:06 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >> On 24-07-13 04:10, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >>>>>> +CONFIG_NFS_SWAP=y
> >>>
> >>> Really?
> >>
> >> It _should_ be safe since the PF_MEMALLOC patches were accepted
> >> (3.6-rc1, commit 7f338fe4540b and friends). Haven't tested it myself
> >> yet, though.
> >>
> >> (and yes, I would say that swap over NBD will produce less overhead and
> >> is therefore a better idea ;-)
> > 
> > Yes, but why should this be m68k-specific?
> I suppose that's a fair question, but I do wonder why you're asking me,
> as this is more your area.
> I understood your above-quoted reply as meaning you thought it a bad
> idea. If that's not what you meant, I don't have much else to say, really.

I'm not saying a bad idea.  But if it's a useful and stable feature now,
then I think it should be enabled for all architectures - as a separate
change from the m68k config update.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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