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SubjectRe: Direct i/o changes break all non-GPL file systems
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Andreas Dilger <> wrote:
> This doesn't affect me directly, since Lustre is itself a GPL filesystem,
> but it does seem a bit harsh for such a minor amount of functionality.

It also wasn't documented in the commit or apparently even intentional.

> Looking at inode_dio_wait(), there isn't anything in there that couldn't
> be implemented without using that GPL-only symbol export.  Both inode_dio_wait()
> and __inode_dio_wait() use only functions that are themselves EXPORT_SYMBOL()
> (i.e. not GPL-only) and locally accessible structures (inode->i_dio_count
> and inode->i_state), so I don't see any benefit or reason in making
> inode_dio_wait() itself GPL.

Yes. I suspect we should just remove the _GPL part. Christoph, Al?

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