Re: [PATCH 2/2] brd: Fix brd_direct_access with partitions

From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 11:34:43 EST

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:18:47PM +0300, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> When brd_direct_access() is called on a partition-bdev
> it would access the wrong sector. And caller would then
> corrupt the device's data.
> This is a preliminary fix, Matthew Wilcox has a patch
> in his DAX patchset which will define a global wrapper
> to bdev->bd_disk->fops->direct_access that will do the
> proper checks and translations before calling a driver
> global member. (The way it is done at the rest of the
> block stack)

Uh, no, let's just focus on getting the DAX code in instead of putting
in interim patches that will conflict. Patch 4/22 is uncontroversial,
fixes this problem, has no dependencies, and is key to the rest of the DAX
patchset. If this problem wants to be fixed, then put 4/22 in instead.
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