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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:
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    >
    > 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?

    Mark
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