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Re: 2.4.22-pre patches

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.4.22-pre patches
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 25 Jun 2003 16:30:07 -0500
Cc: Net Llama! <netllama@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 16:22, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 04:19:08PM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > Your best bet is to take the xfs cvs kernel, and apply the 2.4.22-pre
> > patch to it. Apart from kdb, it is usually pretty clean.
> 
> I don't think it's that easy.  2.4.22-pre has the O_DIRECT changes from sct.
> Fixing XFS so that it compiles isn't that difficult (just some conflicts
> in filemap.c) but it's much more work to not cripple XFS O_DIRECT support
> due to these new locks.  Without any changes all O_DIRECT I/O would happen
> with i_sem held now.

Grr, forgot about that, I suppose we bounced off Marcello like water
off a duck's back again - I saw you mention sending him infrastructure
patches again?

Steve



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