On Wed, Aug 23, 2023 at 12:48:11PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote: > Hello, > > this is a v3 of the patch series which implements the idea of blkdev_get_by_*() > calls returning bdev_handle which is then passed to blkdev_put() . This > makes the get and put calls for bdevs more obviously matching and allows us to > propagate context from get to put without having to modify all the users > (again!). In particular I need to propagate used open flags to blkdev_put() to > be able count writeable opens and add support for blocking writes to mounted > block devices. I'll send that series separately. > > The series is based on Christian's vfs tree as of today as there is quite > some overlap. Patches have passed some reasonable testing - I've tested block > changes, md, dm, bcache, xfs, btrfs, ext4, swap. More testing or review is > always welcome. Thanks! I've pushed out the full branch to: > > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jack/linux-fs.git bdev_handle > > to ease review / testing. Since there were not many comments for v2 and > Christoph has acked the series I think we should start discussing how to merge > the series. Most collisions with this series seem to happen in the filesystems > area so VFS tree would seem as the least painful way to merge this. Jens, I really do like this series especially struct bdev_handle and moving the mode bits in there. I'll happily take this. So far there have only been minor things that can easily be fixed.