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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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