Re: 2.4.20-pre11 /proc/partitions read

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Tue Oct 22 2002 - 13:26:35 EST

On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, Andries Brouwer wrote:

> 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.

Could you forward me these reports, please?

Thats really bad.

> 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):
> Good!
> 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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