Re: [PATCH] direct IO breaks root filesystem

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 12:10:24 EST

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> >
> > "generic_direct_IO()" should just get the device from "bh->b_dev (which is
> > filled in correctly by "get_block()".
> Oh, that's right, the patch becomes more simple (and works well).
> Is this patch OK?

This looks fine to me. At some point we _may_ end up with filesystems that
understand about multiple devices, so it's possible in theory that
"get_block()" might return different devices for different blocks, but
that does not happen currently, and I'm not really sure it ever will.

Marcelo, I do believe this should go into 2.4.x too..


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