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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/18] fs: split locking of inode writeback and LRU lists
    On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 06:57:13PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
    > > That needs some documentation both in the changelog and in the code
    > > I think.
    > This is another instance where the irregular i_lock locking is making
    > these little subtleties to the locking. I think that is actually much
    > worse for maintainence/complexity than a few trylocks which can be
    > mostly removed with rcu anyway (which are obvious because of the well
    > documented lock order).

    Care to explain why? The I_FREEING and co checks are how we do things
    all over the icache for a long time. They are perfectly easy to
    understand concept. What I asked Dave about is documenting why he
    changed things here.

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