Regression in next with apps hanging with vm_fault_t

Souptick Joarder jrdr.linux at
Mon Sep 10 11:47:45 PDT 2018

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:51 PM Tony Lindgren <tony at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm seeing a regression with Linux next with commit 7b6ec2ae877a
> ("fs: convert return type int to vm_fault_t") where apps can just
> hang.
> The reproducable test case I have is to remove a distro package
> and then add it back where adding the package back just hangs and
> the package file seems corrupted.
> This is with ext4 rootfs on MMC, NFSroot does not have this
> issue. Any ideas?

This is a bad commit and there is a plan to remove it from all the tree.
Not sure why it is still showing in linux-next tree.

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