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SubjectRe: [026/146] block: dont block events on excl write for non-optical
On 2011-06-01 10:58, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 05:15:14PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Hello, Greg.
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 04:59:22PM +0900, Greg KH wrote:
>>> 2.6.38-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
>>>
>>> ------------------
>>> devices
>>>
>>> From: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>>>
>>> commit d4dc210f69bcb0b4bef5a83b1c323817be89bad1 upstream.
>>>
>>> Disk event code automatically blocks events on excl write. This is
>>> primarily to avoid issuing polling commands while burning is in
>>> progress. This behavior doesn't fit other types of devices with
>>> removeable media where polling commands don't have adverse side
>>> effects and door locking usually doesn't exist.
>>>
>>> This patch introduces new genhd flag which controls the auto-blocking
>>> behavior and uses it to enable auto-blocking only on optical devices.
>>>
>>> Note for stable: 2.6.38 and later only
>>
>> This one should be accompanied by the following commit which is
>> currently in Jens' tree and will soon be pulled into Linus' tree.
>> Sorry about the fuss. ->check_events() update turned out to be much
>> more fragile than I originally expected. :(
>>
>> commit 4c49ff3fe128ca68dabd07537415c419ad7f82f9
>> Author: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>> Date: Wed Jun 1 08:27:41 2011 +0200
>>
>> block: blkdev_get() should access ->bd_disk only after success
>
> As I can't take it into -stable until it hits Linus's tree, I'll have to
> wait until then. Hopefully it hits there soon, I'll watch out for it.
>
> thanks for letting me know.

It'll go out in the next few days. The above commit also references this
patch, so you should have proper notification when it goes in.

--
Jens Axboe



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