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SubjectRe: [Patch] deadlock on write in tmpfs
Hi Stephen,

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> If the locking is for a completely different reason, then a
> different semaphore is quite appropriate. In this case you're
> trying to lock the shm internal info structures, which is quite
> different from the sort of inode locking which the VFS tries to do
> itself, so the new semaphore appears quite clean --- and definitely
> needed.

It's not the addition to the inode semaphore I do care about, but the
addition to the spin lock which protects also the shmem internals. But
you are probably right: It only protects the onthefly pages between
page cache and swap cache.


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