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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove BKL from ext2_get_block() version 2
Dave Hansen wrote:
>
> Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Denied. You can trivially do that in ext2_read_inode() and ext2_new_inode().
> Good point. That makes it much easier.
>
> > ext2 patches _MUST_ get testing in 2.5 before they can go into 2.4. At
> > the very least a month, preferably - two. Until then consider them vetoed
> > for 2.4, no matter how BKL brigade feels about their crusade.
> ChangeSet@1.290 2002-02-11 21:26:50-08:00 viro@psu.edu
>
> So, it has been almost a month. Do you plan to port these changes back
> to 2.4 yourself?
>

2.5.5's ext2 has an SMP race, probably in get_block, which results in
the freeing of already-free buffers. That has not yet been found and
fixed.

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