Re: [PATCH] direct IO breaks root filesystem

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 19:34:15 EST

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Tachino Nobuhiro wrote:
> Your patch will break Goto's fix because mapping->host does not have
> correct i_mode.

Note that Goto's fix really is quite _fundamentally_ broken. Don't use it.

As explained in another email, you really should use the set-block-size
ioctl to set the correct blocksize for the device you are using. That
should work fine once the correct inode is used by the direct_io code..


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