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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add check do_direct_IO() return val
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On Mon, 2007-07-30 at 13:53 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 11:47:19 +0800
> Joe Jin <joe.jin@oracle.com> wrote:
>
> > > I tested Andrew's patch and panic was gone but got few ENOTBLK.
> > > So I tried with Joe's patch , both panic and ENOTBLK are gone now.
> > > But in Joe's patch if (ret == -ENOTBLK && (rw & WRITE)), dio_cleanup(dio)
> > > was not getting called because of break. So I moved dio_cleanup just
> > > after if (ret).
> >
> > Guru, actually, break from the loop with ENOTBLK will call dio_cleanup
> > at leater, if call it too early, that means will put_page(), maybe cause
> > other panic.
> >
>
> fyi, I dropped the earlier patch and now we have nothing. Please let's get all
> this sorted out in time for 2.6.23. Which is still many weeks away so there is
> plenty of time to prepare something which was carefully reviewed and well-tested,
> thanks.

I am also taking a look at it right now. Unfortunately, I don't think
fix is that simple - since we need to return success, in case of a
partial write.

Thanks,
Badari

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