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authorAnton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>2010-04-06 14:34:58 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-04-07 08:38:04 -0700
commit55ab3a1ff843e3f0e24d2da44e71bffa5d853010 (patch)
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parentda258016293f5e82b36db67ac3db3931a4fbbc4d (diff)
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raw: fsync method is now required
Commit 148f948ba877f4d3cdef036b1ff6d9f68986706a (vfs: Introduce new helpers for syncing after writing to O_SYNC file or IS_SYNC inode) broke the raw driver. We now call through generic_file_aio_write -> generic_write_sync -> vfs_fsync_range. vfs_fsync_range has: if (!fop || !fop->fsync) { ret = -EINVAL; goto out; } But drivers/char/raw.c doesn't set an fsync method. We have two options: fix it or remove the raw driver completely. I'm happy to do either, the fact this has been broken for so long suggests it is rarely used. The patch below adds an fsync method to the raw driver. My knowledge of the block layer is pretty sketchy so this could do with a once over. If we instead decide to remove the raw driver, this patch might still be useful as a backport to 2.6.33 and 2.6.32. Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Reviewed-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Tested-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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-rw-r--r--include/linux/fs.h1
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index 10b8dedcd18..5d9c7e27c5a 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -2212,6 +2212,7 @@ extern int generic_segment_checks(const struct iovec *iov,
/* fs/block_dev.c */
extern ssize_t blkdev_aio_write(struct kiocb *iocb, const struct iovec *iov,
unsigned long nr_segs, loff_t pos);
+extern int block_fsync(struct file *filp, struct dentry *dentry, int datasync);
/* fs/splice.c */
extern ssize_t generic_file_splice_read(struct file *, loff_t *,