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SubjectRe: Swapping-over-nbd deadlock fixed?

On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> I see in the 2.2.18 release notes that a deadlock, related to swapping
> over a network via nbd, was fixed. Is this bug present in 2.4.x-test?

The bug is not related to swapping via nbd.

The problem happens because the allocation code (kmalloc) which is called
inside the nbd request function can end up trying to sync dirty buffers,
going to back to the nbd request function.

2.4 is safe.

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