Bug 25722 (zram) - regression: zram stopped working in 2.6.37-rc
Summary: regression: zram stopped working in 2.6.37-rc
Alias: zram
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Staging (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: drivers_staging@kernel-bugs.osdl.org
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-27 15:04 UTC by Dennis Jansen
Modified: 2013-10-04 19:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: 2.6.37-rc
Tree: Mainline
Regression: Yes


Description Dennis Jansen 2010-12-27 15:04:53 UTC
Data written to zram is not retained in 2.6.37. It worked fine before. So we've got a regression that stops it from working. 

There is a bug filed for this issue here as well:

It would of course be nice to release 2.6.37 with a working zram module.
Looking over the changes, it doesn't seem like the problem comes from a change in zram's code: http://bit.ly/i3HrXr, but rather out of the zram staging tree. This means it could be related to other bugs.
Comment 1 Nitin Gupta 2010-12-30 00:40:29 UTC
The fix was posted to LKML but didn't get much attention probably due to holiday season: https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/12/27/155

Please let me know if you still find any problems.

Comment 2 Dennis Jansen 2010-12-30 08:50:32 UTC
I can't compile right now. Try sending it directly to Linus, hopefully it can make it into the final release. Can hardly be worse than not working at all...

Comment 4 Ken Sharp 2013-10-04 19:45:42 UTC
Could someone with access removed the zram alias from this bug? It affects all searches.

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