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SubjectRe: Updated: raw I/O patches (v2.2)

On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 11:18:15AM -0500, Eric Lowe wrote:
> I have updated raw I/O patches with Andrea's and my fixes against 2.2.
> They check for CONFIG_BIGMEM so they can be applied and compiled
> without the bigmem patch.

I've just posted an assembly of all of the outstanding raw IO bugfixes
I know of, to
and ftp.*

in kiobuf-2.2.18pre24.tar.gz. README is appended below.

Eric, this contains at least one bug fix that was missing from your
patch set --- we need a flush_dcache_page() after obtaining the
mapping on some CPUs (spotted by davem).

I've kept the bigmem and non-bigmem versions separate. Your
CONFIG_BIGMEM code did some rather weird (though not strictly buggy)
things in the case of a non-bigmem-enabled kernel.

Linus and co are doing a set of cleanups for 2.4 dirty page handling,
and I'll redo all of the fixes here for 2.4 once that is in place.
The really important bugfix is the fault-handling one, and we can't do
that reliably without the VM changes in place.


This directory contains the following files: : Old (2.2.17, buggy) raw IO patches

raw-2.2.18pre24.01.fix-ENXIO : Fix return value at end of device
raw-2.2.18pre24.02.fix-exports : Export kiobuf symbols to modules
raw-2.2.18pre24.03.fix-freebuf : Fix freeing of bh'es on error
raw-2.2.18pre24.04.fix-mapcopy : Fix expanding of kiobuf lists
raw-2.2.18pre24.05.fix-faultin : Fix faulting/pinning of user pages
raw-2.2.18pre24.06.fix-freebuf : Wakup tasks when we free bh'es
raw-2.2.18pre24.07.fix-dcache : Flush cpu dcache
raw-2.2.18pre24.08.fix-retry : Fix error recovery on fault failure : Support for bigmem configurations

You can either apply all of these patches in order (the bigmem one is
optional), or --- preferably --- just apply the ONE of the combined

raw-2.2.18pre24.FULL.diff : raw IO for non-bigmem kernels
raw-2.2.18pre24.FULL:BIGMEM.diff : raw IO for bigmem kernels

--Stephen Tweedie <>, 1 Dec 2000

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