Re: initrd and BLKFLSBUF

Tigran Aivazian (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 11:15:32 +0000 (GMT)

amazing that people start adding complications (all that "bdev" filesystem
stuff in recent kernels) without first getting the basics right -- the
bd_openers accounting doesn't seem to be correct.

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> Hello,
> Is blockdev --flushbufs supposed to work on /dev/ram0 if it was loaded as
> initrd ramdisk? I unmount it and try to free the memory but hit this
> EBUSY in drivers/block/rd.c:rd_ioctl():
> /* special: we want to release the ramdisk memory,
> it's not like with the other blockdevices where
> this ioctl only flushes away the buffer cache. */
> if ((atomic_read(&inode->i_bdev->bd_openers) > 2))
> return -EBUSY;
> The kernel is 2.4.9 but this code is almost the same in 2.4.18. So, who is
> this opener that keeps the inode->i_bdev->bd_openers too high?
> Regards,
> Tigran

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