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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] issue storage device flush via sync_blockdev()
Theodore Tso wrote:
> Jeff,
>
> FYI, I tried your patch; it causes the lvm process called out of
> the initramfs from an Ubuntu 8.10 system to blow up while trying to
> set up the root filesystem. The stack trace was:
>
> generic_make_request+0x2a3/0x2e6
> trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x111/0x135
> mempool_alloc_slab+0xe/0x10
> mempool_alloc+0x42/0xe0
> submit_bio+0xad/0xb5
> bio_alloc_bioset+0x21/0xfc
> blkdev_issue_flush+0x7f/0xfc
> syn_blockdev+0x2a/0x36
> __blkdev_put_0x44/0x131
> blkdev_put+0xa/0xc
> blkdev_close+0x2e/0x32
> __fput+0xcf/0x15f
> fput+0x19/0x1b
> filp_close+0x51/0x5b
> sys_close+0x73/0xad

hmmm, I wonder if DM/LVM doesn't like blkdev_issue_flush, or it's too
early, or what. I'll toss Ubuntu onto a VM and check it out...

Jeff





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