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SubjectRe: OOPS with 2.4.5 [kernel BUG at inode.c:486]

On 30 May 2001, Trond Myklebust wrote:

> The reason we haven't seen this before is that we had 'force_delete'
> that would always set i_nlink = 0. Unfortunately force_delete is toxic
> to mmap(), as it will discard any dirty pages rather than flushing
> them to storage, so it was removed in the 2.4.5-pre series...
> Al: Is there any reason why the cases
> if (!inode->i_nlink)
> and the 'magic nfs path' should be treated differently? Personally,
> I'd rather prefer to merge the 2.

I don't think that it's a good idea. Why not fry the cache explicitly
when you invalidate the inode?

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