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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/18] fs: Factor inode hash operations into functions
On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 03:29:47AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 04:21:24PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
> >
> > Before replacing the inode hash locking with a more scalable
> > mechanism, factor the removal of the inode from the hashes rather
> > than open coding it in several places.
> >
> > Based on a patch originally from Nick Piggin.
>
> Looks good as an equal transformation, but what code is doing with
> remove_inode_hash looks really buggy. It's doing a re-hash of a live
> inode which is probably causing enough problems by itself, but should
> at least have locks for it. Anyway, that's something for the coda folks
> to sort out.

Known problem; nobody got around to fixing it. But if that's going where
I think it's going, the problem has just got nastier... We do need locking
around there anyway; current use of BKL to protect lists in psdev stuff
is not good.


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