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    SubjectRe: invalidate_inode_pages in 2.5.32/3
    >>>>> " " == Andrew Morton <> writes:

    > Probably, it worked OK with the global locking because nobody
    > was taking a temp ref against those pages.

    But we still have global locking in that readdir by means of the
    BKL. There should be no nasty races...

    > Please tell me exactly what semantics NFS needs in there. Does
    > truncate_inode_pages() do the wrong thing?

    Definitely. In most cases we *cannot* wait on I/O completion because
    nfs_zap_caches() can be called directly from the 'rpciod' process by
    means of a callback. Since 'rpciod' is responsible for completing all
    asynchronous I/O, then truncate_inode_pages() would deadlock.

    As I said: I don't believe the problem here has anything to do with
    invalidate_inode_pages vs. truncate_inode_pages:
    - Pages should only be locked if they are actually being read from
    the server.
    - They should only be refcounted and/or cleared while the BKL is
    There is no reason why code which worked fine under 2.2.x and 2.4.x
    shouldn't work under 2.5.x.

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