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SubjectRe: [patch] vmfixes-2.4.0-test9-B2


On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> I'm thinking that dropping the superblock lock completly wouldn't be much more
> difficult than this mid stage. The only cases where we block in critical
> sections protected by the superblock lock is in getblk/bread (bread calls
> getblk) and ll_rw_block and mark_buffer_dirty. Once we drop the lock for the
> first cases it should not be more difficult to drop it completly.

ext2_new_block->dquot_alloc_block->lock_dquot

ext2_new_block->dquot_alloc_block->check_bdq->print_warning->tty_write_message


> Not sure if this is the right moment for those changes though, I'm not worried
> about ext2 but about the other non-netoworked fses that nobody uses regularly.

So help testing the patches to them. Arrgh...

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