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SubjectRe: 2.4.14 loopback blk dev compilation trouble
At 08:47 21/11/2001 -0600, Ishan Oshadi Jayawardena wrote:
>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.)

That's the correct way to correct the compilation problem. It has been
reported 22987432 times already...

DK

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