Re: [PATCH] invalidate buffers on blkdev_put

Pavel Machek (
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 14:03:13 +0000


> > OK, not exactly nay, but... What you are trying to do is a workaround
> > for problem that can be solved in somewhat saner way. Namely, we can
> > make getblk() return buffres backed by pages from device page cache.
> I now have the patches for this, but I have to fix up fs/block_dev.c to
> also honour the block size thing because otherwise the two are still not
> in sync.
> I'll send out a test-patch later this evening, I hope.
> > It's solvable, but not obvious. It _does_ solve coherency problems between
> > device page cache and buffer cache (thus killing update_buffers() and its
> > ilk), but the last issue (new access path to page-private buffer_heads)
> > may be rather nasty.
> It's certainly solvable, but it is also certainly very fraught with tons
> of small details. I'll be very happy if people end up looking through the
> patches _very_ critically (and don't even bother testing them if you don't
> have a machine where you can lose a filesystem or two).

Time to rename 2.4.10 to 2.5.0? ;-)

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