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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/3] fbdev: Make deferred I/O work as advertized

"Jaya Kumar" <jayakumar.lkml@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Markus Armbruster <armbru@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>     Subject: [PATCH 1/1 2.6.24] fbdev: defio and Metronomefb
>>     From: Jaya Kumar <jayakumar.lkml@xxxxxxxxx>
>>     Date: 2008-02-18 13:41:26
> Hi Markus,
> Andrew pointed out that there may be race conditions associated with
> this patch. [ http://marc.info/?l=linux-fbdev-devel&m=120376473020396&w=2
> ] So I would not encourage anyone to merge it. I'll try to figure
> things out this weekend.
> Thanks,
> jaya

Thanks for the timely info.  I'm not in an undue hurry to get this
merged.  As long as we're moving forward, I'm happy.

What about pushing the fb_defio fixes independently of any new
fb_defio users?  If fb_defio was worth merging into Linus's tree, it
should be worth fixing there, whether new users are in shape already
or not.

If we must have a new user, well, I could easily whip up something
like FB_VIRTUAL on top of fb_defio.

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