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SubjectRe: [Fdutils] DMA cache consistency bug introduced in 2.6.28 (Was: Re: Cannot format floppies under kernel 2.6.*?)
On 12/18/2009 10:22 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Mark Hounschell wrote:
>> This one doesn't build:
>> CC [M] fs/ext3/super.o
>> fs/ext3/super.c: In function ‘ext3_quota_on’:
>> fs/ext3/super.c:2839: error: ‘nd’ undeclared (first use in this function)
>> fs/ext3/super.c:2839: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
>> fs/ext3/super.c:2839: error: for each function it appears in.)
>> make[2]: *** [fs/ext3/super.o] Error 1
>> make[1]: *** [fs/ext3] Error 2
>> make: *** [fs] Error 2
>> I haven't yet determined that I can but, if I were to make a modification to the
>> tree now to fix this would that screw up the bisect process?
> You can safely fix unrelated problems without screwing up the bisection.
> And in this case you can be pretty sure that this is unrelated, so it's
> all ok.
> The fix for that silly problem is
> - path_put(&nd.path);
> + path_put(&path);
> (it's due to a silent merge failure - it merged cleanly, but semantics had
> changed in a branch and impacted code that was newly introduced in another
> branch).

Yep, thanks. I'm past that now. But haven't done a bisect [good|bad] on the
results of that one yet. Did you see Alain's email response to my bisect
progress report to him?
I'm still at a loss as to how to proceed?

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