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    SubjectRe: [BUG] heavy disk access sometimes freezes 2.5.73-mm[123]
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    On Monday 07 July 2003 05:30, Barry K. Nathan wrote:
    > On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 07:37:22PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > Nick Piggin <piggin@cyberone.com.au> wrote:
    > >
    > > Barry says the problem started with 2.5.73-mm1. There was a reiserfs
    > > patch added in that kernel.
    > >
    > > Does a `patch -R' of this fix it up?
    >
    > [patch snipped]
    >
    > Yes, backing that patch out fixes it.

    I had similar problems with my reiserfs root FS. For me backing out only the
    second chunk of the patch made it, too. I've attached the patch I used for
    that. If someone sees something really bad I'm doing with this please write,
    because I'm playing with my root FS... ;-)

    Best regards
    Thomas Schlichter
    diff -u linux-2.5.74-mm2/fs/reiserfs/tail_conversion.c.orig linux-2.5.74-mm2/fs/reiserfs/tail_conversion.c
    --- linux-2.5.74-mm2/fs/reiserfs/tail_conversion.c.orig 2003-06-23 09:26:10.000000000 -0700
    +++ linux-2.5.74-mm2/fs/reiserfs/tail_conversion.c 2003-06-23 09:26:10.000000000 -0700
    @@ -190,9 +190,6 @@ unmap_buffers(struct page *page, loff_t
    }
    bh = next ;
    } while (bh != head) ;
    - if ( PAGE_SIZE == bh->b_size ) {
    - ClearPageDirty(page);
    - }
    }
    }
    }
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