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    SubjectRe: 2.6.27-rc4-git1: Reported regressions from 2.6.26
    On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 01:40:10PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Peter Osterlund wrote:
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    > > Why not just revert the offending change and try again during the next
    > > merge window, assuming someone has figured out an acceptable way to
    > > handle this mess by then?
    >
    > Well,, for 2.6.27 that's what we'll have to do. But there's actually a
    > real problem here - the unlocked ioctl's (which we _should_ prefer) have a
    > strictly weaker and worse interface. I also wonder if any other
    > block_ioctl users were converted..

    Actually both interfaces are a fscking disaster. The right things to
    pass is neither and inode nor a file but a struct block_device. Al had
    all this work done a while and it just needs rebasing to a current tree:

    http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/viro/bdev.git;a=summary


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