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SubjectRe: DIRECT IO for ext3/ext2.
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> Thanks for your reply. I looked into the boundary alignment issue.
> Observed something strange happening;
>
> I wrote my own kernel module and then;
> 1. retrieved the block size = 4096 using block_size(struct block_device
> *bdev)
> 2. in the user application i did a lseek by 4906 (block size seek)
> 3. then found the address of the variable i wanted to read into, to be
> block
> size aligned.
>
> However, the read still seems to fail with the O_DIRECT flag specified.
> The same check _passes if i do not specify the flag in open of the
> device.
>
> Boundary issues seem to be not the cause of failure here.
> Would have any more kind suggestions on something that i should do or
> could be missing on?

Is the size of the data you are reading also a multiple the block size? (It
should be.)

Cheers,

Michael

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