[PATCH v2] inotify: Convert to using per-namespace limits

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri Dec 9 02:50:38 UTC 2016


Nikolay Borisov <n.borisov.lkml at gmail.com> writes:

> On  8.12.2016 03:40, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Nikolay Borisov <kernel at kyup.com> writes:
>> 
>>> Gentle ping, now that rc1 has shipped and Jan's sysctl concern hopefully
>>> resolved.
>> 
>> After getting slowed down by some fixes I am now taking a hard look at
>> your patch in the hopes of merging it.
>> 
>> Did you happen to see the kbuild test roboot boot failures and did you
>> happen to look into what caused them?  I have just skimmed them and it
>> appears to be related to your patch.
>
> I saw them in the beginning but they did look like a generic memory
> corruption and I believe at the time those patches were submitted there
> was a lingering memory corruption hitting various patches. Thus I didn't
> think it was related to my patches. I've since left my work so been
> taking a bit of time off and haven't looked really hard, so those
> patches have been kind of lingering.

Fair enough.  I generally give the kbuild folks the benefit of the doubt
as they try hard to avoid false positives.

> But now that you mention it I will try and take a second look to see
> what might cause the memory corruption? Is there a way to force 0day to
> re-run them to see whether the failure was indeed caused by my patches
> or were intermittent?

Good question.  I will push the patch to my for-testing branch and see
if any problems show up.

That plus I will read through your patch and make certain I can
understand what is going on.

Eric


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