[lkml]   [2000]   [Dec]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: fs corruption with invalidate_buffers()

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Udo A. Steinberg wrote:

> Jan Niehusmann wrote:
> >
> > The following patch actually prevents the corruption I described.
> >
> > I'd like to hear from the people having problems with hdparm, if it helps
> > them, too.
> Yes, it prevents the issue.
> > Please note that the patch circumvents the problem more than it fixes it.
> > The true fix would invalidate the mappings, but I don't know how to do it.
> I don't know either. What does Alexander Viro say to all of this?

That invalidate_buffers() should leave the unhashed ones alone. If it can't
be found via getblk() - just leave it as is.

IOW, let it skip bh if (bh->b_next == NULL && !destroy_dirty_buffers).
No warnings needed - it's a normal situation.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:51    [W:0.100 / U:0.056 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site