Re: 2.6.0test9 Reiserfs boot time "buffer layer error at fs/buffer.c:431"

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Sun Nov 02 2003 - 02:18:29 EST

Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> (These buffers are there because reiserfs first reads that offset (in bytes)
>> with whatever current blocksize is, except they should have been invalidated of
>> course).
>> Even if invalidate_bdev() -> invalidate_inode_pages() have not cleaned
>> everything, truncate_inode_pages() should have done this.
> yup.

The person who had the problem is actually using the Debian tree which
carried over a patch from 2.4 that removed the truncate_inode_pages
call in set_blocksize. So I appologise for the noise.

However, may I ask what is preventing us from achieving the goal that
the page cache backed buffer heads can be resized without throwing away
the pages?

In particular, aside from the buffer_error() call, is there any problems
with not throwing the pages away upon a resize?

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 is out! ( )
Email: Herbert Xu ~{PmV>HI~} <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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