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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH][RFC] dm: Do not open log and cow device read-write for read-only mappings

On 02/15/2011 05:41 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 05:36:31PM +0100, Milan Broz wrote:
>> Well, I am also not sure about that.
>> But the problem is that read-write open fails now while it worked before.
>> (TBH I have no idea when that EROFS fallback worked - because the code
>> opened device RW, issued EROGET ioctl and set read-only... for years.)
>> Anyway I think EROFS is used on block devices, just grep kernel source.
> Ah, okay, so the fallback was there just in case.  It didn't really
> trigger and right it wouldn't have triggered until now, so your
> assertion about how many programs would break is kinda bogus.  You
> just have single isolated case which hasn't been excercised till now.
> There may as well be code pieces which check against EACCES or what
> not.

If you want another example, here is MD one.

# blockdev --setrw /dev/sd[bcde]
# mdadm -A /dev/md0 /dev/sd[bcde]
mdadm: /dev/md0 has been started with 4 drives.
# mdadm --stop /dev/md0
mdadm: stopped /dev/md0
# blockdev --setro /dev/sd[bcde]
# mdadm -A /dev/md0 /dev/sd[bcde]
mdadm: cannot re-read metadata from /dev/sdb - aborting

Works on 2.6.36.


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