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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/18] fs: Protect inode->i_state with the inode->i_lock
    On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:15:55AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
    > From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
    >
    > We currently protect the per-inode state flags with the inode_lock.
    > Using a global lock to protect per-object state is overkill when we
    > coul duse a per-inode lock to protect the state. Use the
    > inode->i_lock for this, and wrap all the state changes and checks
    > with the inode->i_lock.
    >
    > Based on work originally written by Nick Piggin.

    Looks good,


    Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>



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