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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] udf: Replace bkl with the inode->i_alloc_sem for protect udf_inode_info struct
On Tue 16-11-10 13:05:44, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 06:40:47PM +0100, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
> > Replace bkl with the inode->i_alloc_sem rw semaphore in udf_release_file(),
> > udf_symlink(), udf_symlink_filler(), udf_get_block() and udf_block_map().
> > Add protection in udf_evict_inode() using the same i_alloc_sem rw semaphore.
> I'd rather prefer not to introduce new users of i_alloc_sem. It's a
> quite nasty beast: the only rw_semaphore that is not released by the
> thread acquiring it. Thomas asked me if there's a way to get rid of it,
> and I've come up with some schemes that I need to prototype. Adding
> more uses that are unrelated to the original direct I/O use case are
> not very helpful in doing that.
OK, I didn't know this. It's no problem to replace i_alloc_sem with a
private rw_semaphore so I can do that. I just thought we might as well use
it when it's there and not waste more inode memory...

Jan Kara <>

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