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SubjectRe: knfsd messages (was: Re: patch for 2.1.103 knfsd dentry problem
On Sat, 30 May 1998, Bill Hawes wrote:

> > Well, since I can reproduce this bug on demand, I'd be interested in
> > testing any patches you feel like coming up with.
>
> Hi Austin,
>
> I've reworked the dentry locking for the nfsd create routine, and
> hopefully this will take care of the problems you reported. The code now
> locks the parent directory before checking for existence, and keeps the
> parent locked through the call to the low-level create op.
>
> The attached patch has been lightly tested and seems to behave
> correctly, but let me know how it works out.

Ok, this is much better. I still get a single:

May 31 21:06:23 valour kernel: nfsd_create: dentry ThesisProposal/ThesisProposal not negative!

message - is this of concernt?


I've now got a really simply way of reproducing the problem:

mkdir .

This is what my tar happened to be doing

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