Re: [PATCH 1/3] bdi: Use parent filesystem BDI for inodes notcapable of writeback

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 16:21:46 EST

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 04:12:07PM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 08:01:31PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > It shouldn't. Block device nodes are on the bdev filesystems, and
> > Ok, so inode->i_sb->s_bdi will actually point to noop_backing_dev_info
> > as set by set_anon_super(). Or am I completely out?
> I think you're right. This seems rather bad if it's indeed true. I'll
> quickly verify it using Dave's new tracing once I've built a block
> tree kernel.

Indeed it does. So using ->s_bdi actually is wrong for the block
device node, given that it does set up the bdevfs inode's
backing_dev_info to the proper one, but can't actually do it for
the per-sb one.
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