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SubjectRe: MM deadlock [was: Re: arca-vm-8...]
Hi,

On Sun, 10 Jan 1999 14:56:18 +0300, Savochkin Andrey Vladimirovich
<saw@msu.ru> said:

> Well, doesn't semaphore recursion mean that the write atomicity
> is no more guaranteed by inode's i_sem semaphore?

Yes. That's OK from one point of view --- there's nothing in the specs
which requires us to make writes atomic. The question is whether any
filesystems rely on it internally in their implementation.

--Stephen

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