Photoshop CC 2019: Masks not applying to smart filters

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I often run dust and scratches as a smart filter and fill the mask with black and just bring it back where needed.  Since updating to 2019, if I save a file, then re-open it, or batch process flat files, the filter is applied to the whole image, rather than just what it is masked to.  I have to turn the mask off, then back on for it to apply.  I had to re-open 160 images and render the smart object layer to fix them.
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Alan Donnelly

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Sorry you're running into this. Thanks for reporting. We're investigating this issue.

The work around is to go to Preferences > Performance... and check "Legacy Compositing"
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