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    SubjectRe: [patch] only-one-cache-query [was Re: [patch] arca-vm-2.2.5]
    On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

    >At that point, we will need to drop any spinlocks we hold before calling
    >get_free_page(), because the scheduler will only drop the global lock
    >automatically if we sleep and we can't sleep with any other locks held.
    >Now, even if we _don't_ sleep, another CPU can get in to mess with the
    >page cache while we are doing allocation stuff.

    Yes, agreed.

    Andrea Arcangeli

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