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Re: GFP_BUFFER change to GFP_NOFS is not nice to symlinks



Albert Cranford wrote:
> 
> Hello Andrew,
> I fetched (CVS) ext3 latest changes (3 July 2001) which include
> changing GFP_BUFFER to GFP_NOFS and now have random troubles with
> symlink files on ext3 filesystems.
> 
> >From my experience over the last days with Linus's changes I find
> that GFP_NOIO worked perfectly.
> 
> Below is Linus's response about bounce buffer change.
> 
> I am late to work, but this evening will try to substitute _NOFS
> for _NOIO and report back results.

I'd rather doubt that the allocation mask affects symlinks.
I did make a change to the symlink code in CVS head but I
wouldn't expect it to break anything.

Could you please describe the problems you're seeing?





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