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SubjectRe: [patch] get_request starvation fix
Jens Axboe wrote:
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> On Fri, Feb 08 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Here's a patch which addresses the get_request starvation problem.
>
> [snip]
>
> Agrh, if only I knew you were working on this too :/. Oh well, from a
> first-read the patch looks good.

Seems that with FIFO fairness, /bin/sync now also livelocks. And
it's pretty easy to see why. There's nothing to make
write_unlocked_buffers() terminate.

We'll worry about that tomorrow. I may just make it give up
after writing (2 * nr_buffers_type[BUF_DIRTY]) buffers.

The patch works well with read-latency2 (and it didn't throw
rejects). Smooth and fast. It's going to take some time and
testing to settle everything in.


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