Re: [PATCH 0/2] Two fixes for loop devices

From: NeilBrown
Date: Sun Jun 18 2017 - 00:33:29 EST

On Fri, Jun 16 2017, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On 06/15/2017 11:02 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
>> Hi Jens,
>> one of these is a resend of a patch I sent a while back.
>> The other is new - loop closes files differently from close()
>> and in a way that can confuse NFS.
> Are you wanting to get these into 4.12, or defer to 4.13?

I'm happy either way. I just want them to land eventually, so I can
tick them off my list.

The conversation with Al might result in a different fix for the
flip_close() problem, but I think that it is still more correct to call
filp_close(), because what loop is doing is a lot like closing a file
that it has been writing to.


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