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SubjectRe: set_page_dirty/page_launder deadlock
Hi Linus,

On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well, as the new shm code doesn't return 1 any more, the whole
> locked page handling should just be deleted. ramfs always just
> re-marked the page dirty in its own "writepage()" function, so it
> was only shmfs that ever returned this special case, and because of
> other issues it already got excised by Christoph..

No, that's not completely right. There may be rare cases like out of
swap that shmem_write does return 1. But couldn't it simply set the
page dirty like ramfs_writepage?


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