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SubjectRe: [PATCH] aio: propogate post-EIOCBQUEUED errors to completion event
>> There are some strange O_DIRECT corner cases in here such that the  
>> 'last
>> writer' may actually be a 'last reader' and winning can mean have
>> a copy
>> of the page in page cache older than the copy on disk.
> As long as it is marked dirty so that it eventually gets synced to
> disk,
> it shouldn't matter.

No, Chris is pointing out that an an O_DIRECT write can leave clean
read pages in the page cache.

All it takes is giving a source buffer for the write which is an mmap
()ed apeture of the region that is being written to. If you get the
offsets right you can get the get_user_pages() down in fs/direct-io.c
will populate the page cache before the actual O_DIRECT write gets to

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