Re: [git patches] xfs and block fixes for virtually indexed arches

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 12:52:15 EST

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, tytso@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Sure, but there's some rumors/oral traditions going around that some
> block devices want bio address which are page aligned, because they
> want to play some kind of refcounting game,

Yeah, you might be right at that.

> And it's Weird Shit(tm) (aka iSCSI, AoE) type drivers, that most of us
> don't have access to, so just because it works Just Fine on SATA doesn't
> mean anything.
> And none of this is documented anywhere, which is frustrating as hell.
> Just rumors that "if you do this, AoE/iSCSI will corrupt your file
> systems".

ACK. Jens?

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