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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11


On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> It's not that insane: the address space is allocated at open time.
> After you drop it with BLKFLSBUF you will have to open the device again
> to reallocate a new address space. I could just truncate the physical
> address space, there are no other users, but then the inode would remain
> pinned forever, and so until we include your ipinning fix this looked an
> acceptable two liner band-aid I guess (again, real fix is yours, all I'm
> saying is that it can't oops any longer ;).

OK. Could you resend your patch (or just the page initialization parts
of it)? I'm getting to the point where I'll start seriously touching
rd.c, so...

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