[PATCH][zram] Do not check for init flag before starting I/O

Nitin Gupta ngupta at vflare.org
Thu Dec 30 19:02:41 UTC 2010

On 12/30/2010 10:47 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:07 AM, Nitin Gupta<ngupta at vflare.org>  wrote:
>> zram module is unusable without this fix.
> .. and apparently it oopses without it.
> See commit 7e24cce38a99f3 which added the code that you now remove.
> You were cc'd on it, I don't think we got any reply to it.

This commit shows oops in zram_inc_stat() which does not exist in 
staging tree version of zram. Its actually a problem with zram version 
as present in project's own repository where we allocate struct 
zram_stats_cpu upon device initialization. OTOH, In mainline/staging 
version of zram, we allocate struct stats upfront, so this oops cannot 
happen in mainline version.

So, this commit is not even applicable for mainline/staging tree.  My 
bad, I didn't get a chance to review that patch.

> So no. I'm not taking this without way more explanations of why the
> original problem isn't a problem any more.

I will now end development on local project repository and sync it with 
the mainline version, so all future development happens on 
mainline/staging only, avoiding such confusions in future.


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