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


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