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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-mm2
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 02:20:21 +0100 "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:

> On Sunday, 18 February 2007 20:43, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 13:44:54 +0100 "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> >
> > > On Sunday, 18 February 2007 06:51, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Temporarily at
> > > >
> > > > http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/2.6.20-mm2/
> > > >
> > > > Will appear later at
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.20/2.6.20-mm2/
> > >
> > > Two problems:
> > >
> > > 1) A showstopper with the root partition on RAID1:
> > >
> > > md: raid1 personality registered for level 1
> > > [--snip--]
> > > md: multipath personality registered for level -4
> > > register_blkdev: failed to get major for mdp
> > > [--snip--]
> > > VFS: Cannot open root device "md1" or unknown-block(0,0)
> >
> > Someone else reported that against mainline. Can you please debug it a bit?
>
> For now I can only say 2.6.20 + origin.patch breaks.
>
> However, it's a SUSE 10.1 system with gcc 4.1.0 and this may be the reason.
> I'll check that tomorrow.

Yes, Rolf says this goes away when you stop using gcc-4.1.0.

I'm hoping that churning the code around like below makes things work
right.



From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

Several people have reported failures in dynamic major device number handling
due to the recent changes in there to avoid handing out the local/experimental
majors.

Rolf reports that this is due to a gcc-4.1.0 bug.

The patch refactors that code a lot in an attempt to provoke the compiler into
behaving.

Cc: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
block/genhd.c | 9 ++-------
drivers/base/core.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
fs/char_dev.c | 8 ++------
include/linux/kdev_t.h | 1 +
4 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
diff -puN block/genhd.c~rework-reserved-major-handling block/genhd.c
--- a/block/genhd.c~rework-reserved-major-handling
+++ a/block/genhd.c
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/genhd.h>
+#include <linux/kdev_t.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/blkdev.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
@@ -61,13 +62,7 @@ int register_blkdev(unsigned int major,
/* temporary */
if (major == 0) {
for (index = ARRAY_SIZE(major_names)-1; index > 0; index--) {
- /*
- * Disallow the LANANA-assigned LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL
- * majors
- */
- if ((60 <= index && index <= 63) ||
- (120 <= index && index <= 127) ||
- (240 <= index && index <= 254))
+ if (is_lanana_major(index))
continue;
if (major_names[index] == NULL)
break;
diff -puN fs/char_dev.c~rework-reserved-major-handling fs/char_dev.c
--- a/fs/char_dev.c~rework-reserved-major-handling
+++ a/fs/char_dev.c
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@

#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
+#include <linux/kdev_t.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/string.h>

@@ -108,12 +109,7 @@ __register_chrdev_region(unsigned int ma
/* temporary */
if (major == 0) {
for (i = ARRAY_SIZE(chrdevs)-1; i > 0; i--) {
- /*
- * Disallow the LANANA-assigned LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL
- * majors
- */
- if ((60 <= i && i <= 63) || (120 <= i && i <= 127) ||
- (240 <= i && i <= 254))
+ if (is_lanana_major(i))
continue;
if (chrdevs[i] == NULL)
break;
diff -puN drivers/base/core.c~rework-reserved-major-handling drivers/base/core.c
--- a/drivers/base/core.c~rework-reserved-major-handling
+++ a/drivers/base/core.c
@@ -28,6 +28,20 @@ int (*platform_notify)(struct device * d
int (*platform_notify_remove)(struct device * dev) = NULL;

/*
+ * Detect the LANANA-assigned LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL majors
+ */
+bool is_lanana_major(unsigned int major)
+{
+ if (major >= 60 && major <= 63)
+ return 1;
+ if (major >= 120 && major <= 127)
+ return 1;
+ if (major >= 240 && major <= 254)
+ return 1;
+ return 0;
+}
+
+/*
* sysfs bindings for devices.
*/

diff -puN include/linux/kdev_t.h~rework-reserved-major-handling include/linux/kdev_t.h
--- a/include/linux/kdev_t.h~rework-reserved-major-handling
+++ a/include/linux/kdev_t.h
@@ -87,6 +87,7 @@ static inline unsigned sysv_minor(u32 de
return dev & 0x3ffff;
}

+bool is_lanana_major(unsigned int major);

#else /* __KERNEL__ */

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