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SubjectRe: [patch] pagecache SMP-scalability patch [was: spinlock usage]

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> ???
> <checking 2.2.0>
> Nope, no calls into ext2/*. do_revalidate() seeing NULL ->i_revalidate
> and doing nothing, lnamei() doing usual lookup, cp_old_stat() not touching
> fs code at all...

the problem was that it was calling lock_kernel(), not the lowlevel fs i
believe - this caused contention.

Ingo

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