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    SubjectRe: [Q] claimed block devices
    On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 10:54, wrote:
    > if I read fs/block_dev.c correctly, O_EXCL will always fail on block device.

    In blkdev_open()? If O_EXCL is set, the result will depend on whether
    or not bd_claim() succeeds.

    > I would also like to use the lock owner information ... which seems even more
    > tricky.

    I don't have any suggestions here. :^(

    David Kleikamp
    IBM Linux Technology Center

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