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SubjectRe: arca-vm-8 [Re: [patch] arca-vm-6, killed kswapd [Re: [patch] new-vm , improvement , [Re: 2.2.0 Bug summary]]]
On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> couple of years at least: a large write() to a mmap()ed file can
> deadlock for a similar reason, but on the inode write lock instead of
> the superblock lock.

Right. Look at the Oops report I generated at deadlock time and you'll see
that my kernel deadlocked in filemap_write_page() on the inode semaphore.

Andrea Arcangeli


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