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SubjectRe: Kernel Compile in tmpfs crumples in 2.4.12 w/epoll patch
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Hi Larry,

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Larry McVoy wrote:
> One of the engineers here has also seen this. The root cause is
> that readdir() is returning a file multiple times. We've seen it on
> tmpfs. We also have seen in in NFS and had a workaround, the
> workaround depended that the file would be returned twice right next
> to each other and that's not the case in tmpfs. wscott@bitmover.com
> can provide you with the details of his machine config, here's the
> mail he sent a while back about it:

tmpfs does not know anything about directory handling. It uses
generic_read_dir and dcache_readdir. So this must be a bug in the vfs
layer. Al, what do you say?

Greetings
Christoph


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