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    SubjectRe: Linux v2.4.19-rc5
    On Thu, Aug 01 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Jens Axboe wrote:
    > >
    > > ...
    > > > Anyway, lets wait for the numbers.
    > >
    > > It just 'feels' like the sort of change that might have odd side
    > > effects.
    > It's almost impossible to get READA to do anything. For example, in
    > current 2.5, if a READA attempt is actually aborted, end_buffer_io_sync
    > reports a "buffer I/O error". Every time. And nobody has reported this.

    Ahem, I've actually seen that happen :-). But maybe a total of 20 times
    or so.

    > It _is_ possible to hit this in 2.5, because of ext2_preread_inode().
    > Probably, also it's possible to hit it in 2.4 with hundreds of processes
    > all issuing ext3 directory readahead. But it's pretty remote.

    Alright, I'm happy then.

    Jens Axboe

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