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    SubjectRe: [patch] get_request starvation fix
    On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:

    > + * This all assumes that the rate of taking requests is much, much higher
    > + * than the rate of releasing them. Which is very true.

    This is not necessarily true for read requests.

    If each read request is synchronous and the process will
    generate the next read request after the current one
    has finished, then it's quite possible to clog up the
    queue with read requests which are generated at exactly
    the same rate as they're processed.

    Couldn't this still cause starvation, even with your patch?


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