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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET 1/3 blk-for-2.6.28] block: misc fixes and improvements
On Mon, Aug 25 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 06:15:35PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > This patchset contains the following five patches containing misc
> > fixes and improvements.
> >
> > 0001-block-fix-partition-info-printouts.patch
> > 0002-block-don-t-grab-block_class_lock-unnecessarily.patch
> > 0003-block-use-class_dev_iterator-instead-of-class_for_e.patch
> > 0004-block-allow-deleting-zero-length-partition.patch
> > 0005-block-update-add_partition-error-handling.patch
> >
> > Recent block_class iteration updates 5c6f35c5..27f3025 introduced a
> > few bugs and trivial user visible behavior change. 0001-0003 update
> > those issues and simplify related code using new class iterator.
>
> The bugs should now be fixed in Linus's tree due to a fix from Kay,
> right?
>
> The user visable behavior change, I missed that, sorry, that is a
> regression, do you think it's a big deal to fix in 2.6.27?
>
> > 0004 fixes deletion of zero sized partitions.
> >
> > d805dda4 tried to fix error handling path in add_partition() but had a
> > few problems. 0005 fixes those and moves busy partition check into
> > add_partition().
> >
> > This patchset is against
> >
> > blk-for-2.6.28 (9abd7c437c02e7448fb1d2d3cfc0b9c1ab77cf2d)
> > + [1] klist-dont-iterate-over-deleted-entries
> > + [2] use-klist-for-class-device-list-and-implement-iterator
> >
> > and available in the following git tree.
> >
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/tj/misc.git;a=shortlog;h=block-misc-fixes
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/misc.git block-misc-fixes
> >
> > with the following combined diffstat
>
> I have no problem taking all of these patches as I did this original
> work and don't want to burden Jens with this. Also, I'd like to work
> off of the klist changes and class changes as that can be used in other
> work that I want to do in the driver core.
>
> Jens any objection to me taking them? Do you also have changes in this
> area that this needs to be merged with?

It's actually easier for me to include them. Apart from a potential
clash in linux-next there, there shouldn't be any problem in that.

--
Jens Axboe



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