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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 <>
> 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 <>

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