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SubjectRe: what happened to page_mkwrite? - was: Re: page_mkwrite seems broken
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 14:28 +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Hugh Dickins wrote in another thread:
> > > Isn't this exactly what David Howells' page_mkwrite stuff in -mm's
> > > add-page-becoming-writable-notification.patch is designed for?
> > >
> > > Though it looks a little broken to me as it stands (beyond the two
> > > fixup patches already there). I've not found time to double-check
.....

> What happened with page_mkwrite? It seems to have disappeared both from
> -mm and generally from the face of the earth...

page_mkwrite?? No, never heard of it round here, you must be mistaken ;)

But seriously, Andrew dropped it from 2.6.13-rc5-mm1, for expedient reasons:
- Dropped cachefs and the cachefs-for-AFS patches. These get in the way of
memory management testing a bit, and they're being redone anyway.

So Andrew's 2.6.13-rc4-mm1 directory should contain its last public state
(by which time I'd fixed up those various things I'd found to be broken).

But David may have redone a lot since then, I don't know: he's the one
to ask. (And I'm afraid I've done my best to make the old patch not
apply to current -mm.)

Hugh

> I am very interested in having such ability for ntfs...
>
> Is anyone still working on this? If not why not? Did it prove
> impractical or ...?
>
> If no-one is working on this anymore, where do I find the last "current"
> patch?
>
> Thanks a lot in advance!
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anton
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