more POLL... fun

Michael Ellerman patch-notifications at
Thu Feb 16 16:59:44 AEDT 2017

On Fri, 2015-12-04 at 17:30:31 UTC, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 06:13:54PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > Yes, I think that would be best. Do you want me to send that patch, or do
> > you prefer to do it yourself? In theory that patch should also go into stable
> > kernels, but I suspect nobody who still owns a machine that is able to run
> > this code will ever upgrade to a stable release, so we probably don't need
> > that.
> Probably better if it goes through ppc tree - the only relationship it has
> to VFS is broken calls of kill_fasync() in now-removed code...  Something
> like this, perhaps?
> [spufs] get rid of broken fasync stuff
> In all the years it's been in the tree it had never been used by
> anything - it would instantly trigger BUG_ON() in fs/fcntl.c due
> to bogus band argument passed to kill_fasync().  Since nobody
> had ever used it in ten years, let's just rip it out and be
> done with that.
> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro at>
> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at>

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.


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