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Subject[PATCH] ramdisk/VM fix
With the current rd.c code, we can get into a situation where there is
a buffer-only page for data which is also in a page cache page with
page->buffers != NULL. The current vmscan.c code never frees the page
cache page in this scenario, effectively doubling ramdisk memory

Linus, I think this is a bugfix (tested against -ac kernels):

diff -ur linux/include/linux/swap.h linux-prumpf/include/linux/swap.h
--- linux/include/linux/swap.h Thu Mar 8 10:01:30 2001
+++ linux-prumpf/include/linux/swap.h Thu Mar 8 10:14:12 2001
@@ -284,7 +284,7 @@

#define page_ramdisk(page) \
- (page->buffers && (MAJOR(page->buffers->b_dev) == RAMDISK_MAJOR))
+ (page->buffers && (MAJOR(page->buffers->b_dev) == RAMDISK_MAJOR) && buffer_protected(page->buffers))

extern spinlock_t swaplock;

I don't think I'm missing anything important ...
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