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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NR_RESERVED_FILES broken in 2.4 too

On Sun, 10 Dec 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> problem (e.g. you mentioned something about allocating more than NR_FILES
> on SMP -- what do you mean?) which you are not explaining clearly.

E.g. situation, only one file struct left for allocation. One CPU goes
into get_empty_filp and before kmem_cache_alloc unlocks file_list,
another CPU gets also into get_empty_filp and locks file_list at the
top and goes on the same path, the end result potentially can be both
will increase nr_files instead of only one. But I don't think it's a
big issue at *present* that could cause any problems ...

> You just say "it is broken and here is the patch" but that, imho, is not
> enough. (ok, one could overcome the laziness and actually _read_ your
> patch to see what you _think_ is broken but surely it is better if you
> explain it yourself?).

Sorry I didn't explain, I thought it's short enough and significantly
faster to understand reading the code then my poor English ;)

Szaka

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