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    Subject2.4.14 loopback blk dev compilation trouble
    Greetings.
    I've seen that the compilation of off-the-server
    2.4.14 tree fails at the end of 'make bzImage' because
    drivers/block/loop.c uses the deactivate_page() function,
    which seems to have been removed from the source tree.
    By following the progress of the kernel through
    2.4.12, 2.4.13, and 2.4.14 patches, I've seen that
    page_cache_release() does the same things as
    deactivate_page(). Both these functions are used in the
    together twice in drivers/block/loop.c. I compiled
    the 2.4.14 kernel by commenting out the references to
    deactivate_page() but leaving page_cache_release(), and
    loopback block devs work; but I do not have the resources
    to check it for memory leaks etc.
    I _think_ I've done the right thing, but
    would appreciate verification by a regular kernel-
    hacker :-)
    I searched the net for some reference to this problem,
    but couldn't find anything so far.

    (I've compiled loop blk-dev support in to the kernel.)

    ioshadi@sltnet.lk
    ioshadij@hotmail.co
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