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SubjectRe: [RFC] mount flag "direct"
On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > Rationale:
> > No caching means that each kernel doesn't go off with its own idea of
> > what is on the disk in a file, at least. Dunno about directories and
> > metadata.
>
> And what if they both allocate the same disk block to another
> file, simultaneously ?

You need a mutex then. For SCSI devices a reservation is the way to go
-- the RESERVE/RELEASE commands are mandatory for direct-access devices,
so thy should work universally for disks.

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