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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SMP race in ext2 - metadata corruption.
Linus Torvalds writes:

> The buffer cache is "virtual" in the sense that /dev/hda is a
> completely separate name-space from /dev/hda1, even if there
> is some physical overlap.

So the aliasing problems and elevator algorithm confusion remain?
Is this ever likely to change, and what is with the 1 kB assumptions?
(Hmmm, cruft left over from the 1 kB Minix filesystem blocks?)
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