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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] block driver updates for 2.6.38
On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:40:09 -0800
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com> wrote:
> > On 2011-01-13 20:00, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 5:53 AM, Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Pekka Enberg (1):
> >>>      floppy: replace NO_GEOM macro with a function
> >>
> >> Hmm. When I see work on floppy.c, I end up wondering what happened to
> >> the work by Stephen to use a single threaded workqueue?
> >>
> >> That was reported to fix a KVM oops at some point to to avoiding the
> >> whole race between interrupts/workqueues, but it seems to have dropped
> >> off everybody's radar. I don't think anybody ever tested it on real
> >> hardware, but I'm still wondering..
> >
> > Not sure, I don't recall seeing it.
>
> It was on lkml a few months ago. google finds it with "floppy: use
> single threaded workqueue" if you don't have your own archives.
>
> Eg:
>
> http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2010/6/11/4582074
>
> and similar.
>
> Linus

Good news: I have updated version, but bad news is that it
fails formatting a floppy and haven't had time to debug.

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