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Date:	Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:19:02 -0800
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Jan Kara <>
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	LKML <>,
	Edward Shishkin <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/3] Stop clearing uptodate flag on write IO error

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 6:40 AM, Jan Kara <> wrote:
>  for mostly historical reasons we still clear buffer_uptodate flag on write
> IO errors. This is not only semantically wrong (buffer still has correct data
> in it)

That statement is so nonsensical that I can't get past it.

When you understand why it is nonsensical, you understand why the bit
is cleared.

Feel free to bring this up again without that idiotic statement as an argument.

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