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Subject[PATCH] 2.4.20-pre[234] hosed /proc/partitions fix
On Wed Aug 21, 2002 at 02:45:06PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 04:04, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > On Tue Aug 20, 2002 at 08:27:32PM -0600, Erik wrote:
> > > Try compiling CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LVM into 2.4.20-pre4 and then run
> > > 'cat /proc/partitions' for some amusement. I really like the way
> >
> > It also seems to occur for md and ataraid.
>
> Fixed in -ac for a while - not had time to do another sync with Marcelo
> though

Sigh. I wished I'd known an hour ago, since it would have
saved me the bother of figuring it out myself.

Marcello,
Please apply the following patch to 2.4.20-pre5. The
patch that went into -pre2 had a nasty bug in it that
causes /proc/partitions to behave very badly. This
patch restores it to sanity.


--- drivers/block/genhd.c.orig Wed Aug 21 07:51:21 2002
+++ drivers/block/genhd.c Wed Aug 21 08:03:48 2002
@@ -194,9 +194,7 @@

/* show the full disk and all non-0 size partitions of it */
for (n = 0; n < (gp->nr_real << gp->minor_shift); n++) {
- int mask = (1<<gp->minor_shift) - 1;
-
- if (!(n & mask) || gp->part[n].nr_sects) {
+ if (gp->part[n].nr_sects) {
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_STATS
struct hd_struct *hd = &gp->part[n];

-Erik

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