[parisc-linux] ext3 patch

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt@charite.de
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 09:02:05 +0100

The recent ext3 patch on

( http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/ext3-2.4-0.9.17-2418p3.gz )
applies cleanly to 2.4.17-pa30 -- I recommend committing it to the
kernel CVS tree, since

a) It will be in 2.4.18 anyway
b) it fixes some problems:

0.9.17  12 Jan 2002  (Included in 2.4.18-pre5)

- Cleanup from Manfred Spraul which provides better randomisation of
  inode generation numbers.

- A locking fix which prevents possible panics when an application is
  using ioctl(FIBMAP) against a loaded filesystem.

- Buffer locking fix for journal descriptor buffers - fixes the
  "end_request: buffer-list destroyed" crash which can occur under
  heavy VM load.

- Buffer locking fix which could cause corruption if a process is
  reading rom the underlying block device while journal recovery is in

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