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Date:	Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:18:03 +0100
From:	Tejun Heo <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH UPDATED 1/5] mtd: fix bdev exclusive open bugs in block2mtd::add_device()


On 11/13/2010 12:14 PM, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 11:59 +0100, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> There are two bdev exclusive open bugs.
>> * open_bdev_exclusive() must not be called with NULL holder.  Use dev
>>   as the holder.
>> * open_by_devnum() doesn't open the bdev exclusively but
>>   block2mtd_free_device() always assumes it.  Explicitly claim the
>>   bdev.
>> The latter is rather clumsy but will be simplified with future
>> blkdev_get/put() cleanups.
>> - Updated to use local variable @mode to cache FMODE_* masks as
>>   suggested by Artem Bityutskiy.
> Do you want this patch to go in via Jens' tree with the rest of the
> series, or as an independent patch via the mtd tree?

It probably would be easier if this is routed through Jens' tree as
it's necessary for later patches in the series, but this being a fix,
this should be merged during this cycle rather than the next one.
Jens, how do you want to proceed?

Thank you.

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