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

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Sun Jun 18 2017 - 11:06:59 EST

On 06/17/2017 10:33 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
> 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.

I'll toss 2/2 in for now for 4.13, please resend the other once the issues
have been ironed out.

Jens Axboe