[CFT][PATCH] cleanup of partition code

From: Alexander Viro (viro@math.psu.edu)
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 17:31:55 EST

        Folks, _please_ help to test this one. It switches most of
the fs/partitions/* to use of pagecache, cleans it up and fixes quite
a few holes in that area.

        It should work in all cases when vanilla tree does. Please,
try it on different partitioning schemes.

        Things to look for:

* Odd IDE disks - victims of EZ-Disk, OnCrack, etc.
* Minix, Solaris, Unixware partitions. Changes were completely
  straightforward, but it needs testing.
* BSD disklabels. Should work, but more testing is needed.
* non-x86 variants - Sun disklables, SGI, etc. Need testing.

        One thing that doesn't work yet is support of Acorn partitions -
I'm switching it to pagecache right now.

        If there's no bug reports it will go into the tree, so _please_
test it now, not after it's in 2.4.11

        Patch is on ftp.math.psu.edu/pub/viro/partition-a-S11-pre1. It's
against 2.4.11-pre1. Again, any help with testing is very welcome.

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