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SubjectRe: [patch] optimize o_direct on block device - v3
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:21:57 -0600
Michael Reed <> wrote:

> Testing on my ia64 system reveals that this patch introduces a
> data integrity error for direct i/o to a block device. Device
> errors which result in i/o failure do not propagate to the
> process issuing direct i/o to the device.
> This can be reproduced by doing writes to a fibre channel block
> device and then disabling the switch port connecting the host
> adapter to the switch.

Does this fix it?

<thwaps Ken>
<thwaps compiler>
<adds new entry to Documentation/SubmitChecklist>

diff -puN fs/block_dev.c~a fs/block_dev.c
--- a/fs/block_dev.c~a
+++ a/fs/block_dev.c
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@ static int blk_end_aio(struct bio *bio,
iocb->ki_nbytes = -EIO;

if (atomic_dec_and_test(bio_count)) {
- if (iocb->ki_nbytes < 0)
+ if ((long)iocb->ki_nbytes < 0)
aio_complete(iocb, iocb->ki_nbytes, 0);
aio_complete(iocb, iocb->ki_left, 0);

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