Re: [PATCH 2/4] Remove readv/writev methods and use aio_read/aio_write instead

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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 06:00:37PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
Badari Pulavarty <[email protected]> wrote:
This patch removes readv() and writev() methods and replaces
 them with aio_read()/aio_write() methods.
And it breaks autofs4

autofs: pipe file descriptor does not contain proper ops
this comes because the autofs4 pipe fd doesn't have a write file
operations.

Badari do you remember any place in your patches where you didn't
add do_sync_write for a file_operations instance?

Ian, what kind of file is the autofs4 pipe?  is it a named pipe or
a fifo or a "real" file?
The autofs4 fill_super does an fget on a pipe file handle passed in the 
mount options. It uses the write method of the returned file struct to 
send packets back to the daemon. The fill_super method checks to see if 
there is a write method present in the returned file struct and emits 
this message if it's not found.
Ian


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