Re: 2.4.20-pre11 /proc/partitions read

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Tue Oct 22 2002 - 13:59:58 EST

On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 07:45:14PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> Andries, have you actually CHECKED whether he has it enabled?

No. I do not claim that his problem was caused by the stats.
It is just that I get reports from people with mysterious mount
and fdisk problems that go away when CONFIG_BLK_STATS is disabled.
And requests from RedHat to put ugly patches into mount to
tell stdio to use a larger buffer, increasing the probability that
all is read in one go.

> I rather suspect it's the following bug (introduce by me, but not
> depend on CONFIG_BLK_STATS):


So the very reproducible problem is solved, and only the
sporadic random problem is left.

I still hope that you will remove it again.


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