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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: bug? in using generic read/write functions to read/write block devices in 2.4.11-pre2
Hi Al,

In article <> you wrote:
> Moreover, ->release() for block_device also doesn't care for the junk
> we pass - it only uses inode->i_rdev. In all cases. And I'd rather
> see it them as
> int (*open)(struct block_device *bdev, int flags, int mode);
> int (*release)(struct block_device *bdev);
> int (*check_media_change)(struct block_device *bdev);
> int (*revalidate)(struct block_device *bdev);
> - that would make more sense than the current variant. They are block_device
> methods, not file or inode ones, after all.

How about starting 2.5 with that patch ones 2.4.11 is done? Linus?


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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