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SubjectRe: Lockups with 2.4.14 and 2.4.16


On Friday, December 14, 2001 07:32:17 PM +0100 Andrea Arcangeli
<andrea@suse.de> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 12:53:00PM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
>> I'll try this, and also add kinoded so we can avoid using keventd. I'm
>> wary
>
> using keventd for that doesn't look too bad to me. Just like we do with
> the dirty inode flushing. keventd doesn't do anything 99.9% of the time,
> so it sounds a bit wasteful to add yet another daemon that will remain
> idle 99% of the time too... :)

I think Andrew's idea was to avoid using it for inode flushing as well.
These are very time consuming tasks (especially if the journal is involved),
making keventd less repsonive to the short tasks it was intended to run.

-chris


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