Re: block allocation in ext2fs

From: Benhanokh Gabriel (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 14:10:31 EST

> > > have a look at the
> > > end_that_request_last function defined in the ll_rw_blk.c
> > > the wait queue is associated with request issued to the device
> > > it came here in the first place because the block asked for was
> > > not there in the buffer cache (bread returns immediately if the
> > > block is present else issues the request for it)hence its
> > > necessary to wakeup all these process

one more thing, since i'm marking the buffer_clean and no request will
ever be issued,
i think that it is redundent to call the end_that_request_last()
function( i didn't use any req struct so i don't need to clean it + it
will be wrong to wakeup waiting processes since no req was released )


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