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SubjectRe: io_request_lock/queue_lock patch
On Wed, Sep 05 2001, Peter Rival wrote:
> Jens Axboe wrote:
> >You are now browsing the request list without agreeing on what lock is
> >being held -- what happens to drivers assuming that io_request_lock
> >protects the list? Boom. For 2.4 we simply cannot afford to muck around
> >with this, it's jsut too dangerous. For 2.5 I already completely removed
> >the io_request_lock (also helps to catch references to it from drivers).
> Is this part of the bio patches? (I confess, I haven't had the time to
> look yet.) If not, do you know when we'll be seeing sneak previews of
> this code? (Yes, it's me again! ;)

Yep it's part of the bio patch. bio-14 for 2.4.10-preX is pending today
or tomorrow.

Jens Axboe

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