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

    On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 04:02:30AM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    > On Sun, Sep 24, 2000 at 09:27:39PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > > So help testing the patches to them. Arrgh...
    >
    > I think I'd better fix the bugs that I know about before testing patches that
    > tries to remove the superblock_lock at this stage.

    Right. If we're introducing new deadlock possibilities, then sure we
    can fix the obvious cases in ext2, but it will be next to impossible
    to do a thorough audit of all of the other filesystems. Adding in the
    new shrink_icache loop into the VFS just feels too dangerous right
    now.

    Of course, that doesn't mean we shouldn't remove the excessive
    superblock locking from ext2 --- rather, it is simply more robust to
    keep the two issues separate.

    --Stephen
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