Got brave last night and talked to some people on #kernelnewbies about a race I thought I'd seen in getblk(). The general consensus seemed to be that I was right, so I posted a patch. Let's see if the Linux Gods agree with me ;-)
Popped into #kernelnewbies briefly on Friday and "met", IIRC, davej, willy and one or two others. Over the weekend I poked at the loopback block device lockups in 2.3.99 but didn't come to any earth-shattering conclusions. As part of that I ported the IKD patch to 2.3.99-pre3, but I've not done anything useful with it (read: sent it to Andrea) yet.
Some other interesting stuff may be happening, but I can't talk about that right now.
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