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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Scalable page cache

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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> FWIW Al Viro pointed out to me yesterday that block_xxx are really
> nothing but helpers... Depending on them doing or not doing certain
> things is IMHO ok...

They _are_ helpers, but I was actually _this_ close to removing the
kmap/kunmap from them a few weeks ago when we fixed the NFS uses of the
same. People should NOT depend on those kinds of subtle internal things.

Linus

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