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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11


On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 05:44:18AM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Bumping ->i_count on inode is _not_ an option - think what it does if
> > you umount the first fs.
>
> what it does? Unless I'm missing something the fs never cares and never
> sees the bd_inode. the fs just does a bdget and then it works only on
> the bdev. What should I run to get the oops exactly?

It sees an active inode for superblock we are destroying. _Not_ a good
thing, for very obvious reasons. There is a reason for "Self-destruct in
5 seconds" printk...

> If we need to avoid the bumping of i_count and to allocate something
> dynamically that will be the bd_mapping address space, we don't need a
> new fake_inode there too, we just need to share the new physical
> pagecahce address space. Such physical i_mapping address space is the

What are you going to use as mapping->host for it?

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