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SubjectRe: 2.4.11-pre1 oops in bdget() -- FIXED
On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 08:35:03 -0700 (PDT), Linus Torvalds wrote:
>The thing we oops on is the _old_ blksize_size[] array information for the
>floppy, which was loaded as a module and then unloaded - it's ugly that it
>doesn't clean up its copy of the blksize_size array, but the real cause
>for the problem is that bdget() references it before it has opened the
>The (untested) fix is to just remove the line in bdget() that sets
>i_blkbits, as the thing is later set correctly in blkdev_get().

Confirmed. With the patch below I can no longer trigger the oops.


--- linux-2.4.11-pre1/fs/block_dev.c.~1~ Mon Oct 1 11:48:54 2001
+++ linux-2.4.11-pre1/fs/block_dev.c Mon Oct 1 18:59:16 2001
@@ -345,7 +345,6 @@ struct block_device *bdget(dev_t dev)
inode->i_rdev = kdev;
inode->i_dev = kdev;
inode->i_bdev = new_bdev;
- inode->i_blkbits = blksize_bits(block_size(kdev));
inode->i_data.a_ops = &def_blk_aops;
inode->i_data.gfp_mask = GFP_USER;
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