Re: [Nbd] [PATCH 0/3] NBD fixes for caching and block device flags

From: Wouter Verhelst
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 12:43:08 EST

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 01:43:49PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:06:08 +0100
> Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The first two patches improve the behavior of NBD with respect to the host
> > cache---respectively the server's cache and the client's. The first adds
> > support for flushing the backing storage, so that NBD is safe against
> > power losses. The second properly syncs and cleans the client's page
> > cache when an NBD device is disconnected from the server.
> >
> > The third reports read-only devices properly in sysfs.
> >
> > Ok for 3.9? I saw the last NBD patches were applied by Andrew Morton,
> > so I'm CCing him; Paul, please ack them if they are okay.
> I grabbed these and will await Paul's feedback, and a bit more
> changelog detail for [1/3], please.

While we're at it, I'd like to see some updates to the horribly outdated
Documentation/blockdev/nbd.txt, and to see this list (nbd-general)
linked to from the MAINTAINERS file. I'll send a proposed patch shortly.

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