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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from ext2_get_block() version 2
> The patch is against 2.4.19-pre2.  The patch significantly lowers BKL contention (50%) on a 2-way PII-300 running dbench 4.  Dbench throughput is not significantly affected, but that is probably a function of my puny little machine more than the effectiveness of the patch.  I'll have some results on a much more beefy 8-way PIII tomorrow.  Earlier versions of the patch reduced BKL contention during dbench by 60% on the 8-way.  CPU utilization spinning on the BKL has been as high as 40%.

I certainly am not interested in it. 2.4 locking changes for very big boxes
strike me as a little dangerous.
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