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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11
On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 03:21:09PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > Quite frankly the BDEV_* handling was and is a total mess IMHO, even if
> > it was written by you ;), there was no difference at all from many of
> > them, I didn't fixed that but I had to check all them on the differences
> > until I realized there was none. I also think the other things you
> There certainly _are_ differences (e.g. in handling the moment
> when you close them).

there aren't difference, only thing that matters is: "is that an fs
or a blkdev". SWAP/RAW/FILE is useless.

> > mentioned (besides the inode pinning bug, non critical) are not buggy
> _What_?
> int fd = open("/dev/ram0", O_RDWR);
> ioctl(fd, BLKFLSBUF);
> ioctl(fd, BLKFLSBUF);
> and you claim that resulting oops is not a bug?

that is a bug.

> > (infact I never had a single report), but well we'll verify that in
> Richard, is that you? What had you done with real Andrea?

You also screwup things sometime (think the few liner you posts to l-k
after your cleanups). Those are minor bugs, so I'm not going to panic
on them (ramdisk works not by luck), this is what I meant, and they will
be fixed shortly somehow, and many thanks for the further auditing.

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