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SubjectRe: showstopper race condition in sync() ??? [2.1.119|120]
On Thu, Sep 17, 1998 at 01:03:11PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > >What would be the consequence of putting a big spinlock around the whole
> > >sync_dquots routine ? We would be unable to sync() the quota on two
> >
> > If you have a K6 as you said putting a spinlock can' t help you to avoid
> > the dquota deadlock.
>
> Ugh. Pardon my ignorance, but what does have CPU type to do with
> generic code, such as spinlocks() and quotas?

Maybe SMP usage? No SMP, means no second CPU to release the offending
deadlock dquota thingy

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