Re: Linux Buffer Cache Does Not Support Mirroring

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Wed, 3 Nov 1999 13:18:39 +0000 (GMT)


On Tue, 02 Nov 1999 12:15:50 -0700, "Jeff V. Merkey"
<> said:

> Understood. I'll look at this. I am trying to stick with establish
> interfaces. However, since all of the functions are marked "static"
> it's impossible to do this with a loadable module because I cannot
> import the functions I need from buffer.c, even if I am a kernel module
> linked with the kernel. Petty dumb, huh?

If the worst comes to the worst, you can just copy those functions in
your own module for 2.2 and ask for them to be exported symbols in 2.3.
The ll_rw_block API just wants something that looks like a buffer_head,
and doesn't care what code was called to create that structure.


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