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SubjectRe: Subtle MM bug
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> (This is why I worked so hard at getting the PageDirty semantics right in
> the last two months or so - and why I released 2.4.0 when I did. Getting
> PageDirty right was the big step to make all of the VM stuff possible in
> the first place. Even if it probably looked a bit foolhardy to change the
> semantics of "writepage()" quite radically just before 2.4 was released).

On the topic of writepage, it's not symmetric with readpage at the
moment - it still takes (struct file *). Is this in the cleanup
pipeline? It looks like nfs_readpage already ignores the struct file *,
but maybe some other net filesystems are still depending on it.

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