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SubjectRe: DVD blockdevice buffers


On 25 May 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
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> I obviously picked a bad name, and a bad place to start.
> int data_uptodate(struct page *page, unsigned offset, unsigned len)
>
> This is really an extension to PG_uptodate, not readpage.

Ugh.

The above is just horrible.

It doesn't fix any problems, it is only an ugly work-around for a
situation that never happens in real life. An application that only
re-reads the data that it just wrote itself is a _stupid_ application, and
I'm absolutely not interested in having a new interface that is useless
for everything _but_ such a stupid application.

Linus

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