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SubjectRe: Updated Linux 2.4 Status/TODO List (from the ALS show)
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 09:25:47PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 12:34:30 +0800
> From: Andrey Savochkin <>
> page_table_lock is supposed to protect normal page table activity (like
> what's done in page fault handler) from swapping out.
> However, grabbing this lock in swap-out code is completely missing!
> Audrey, vmlist_access_{un,}lock == unlocking/locking page_table_lock.
> You've totally missed this and thus your suggested-patch/analysis
> needs to be reevaluated :-)

You're of course right.
It looks as if somebody tried to separate this two locks and stopped in the

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