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    SubjectRe: 2.6.27-rc4-git1: Reported regressions from 2.6.26
    On Thu, Aug 28 2008, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 01:40:10PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Peter Osterlund wrote:
    > > >
    > > > 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

    Completely agreed. Al, I remember talking to you about this at the
    storage summit back in february. What are your current plans wrt moving
    this forward?

    --
    Jens Axboe



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