Re: [PATCH] direct IO breaks root filesystem

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 20:46:01 EST

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Tachino Nobuhiro wrote:
> But my patch fixes another bug. Current /dev/ram* does not return -ENOSPC
> at the end of device size because generic_file_write() also checks whether
> mapping->host is a block device. So I think the patch is required.

I'll agree with your one-liner: it's good practice anyway to initialize
any fields that could ever be looked at. I actually already applied it to
my tree, I just want to make sure that people don't apply the other


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