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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] loop.c patches, take two
    On Mon, Dec 22 2003 01:36:29 -0500, Andrew Morton <> wrote:
    > I'm not sure how important this is?
    > Remember that one of the reasons for dropping the block-backed special case
    > was that it ran like crap under heavy load. It locked up, iirc. Has that
    > been fixed here?

    Yes, the old block-backed code was prone to deadlock when trying to
    allocate memory under heavy I/O. This patch fixes it.

    As to how important this is, it fixes this bug and makes loop devices
    usable for swap, i.e. enables encrypted swap. Everybody likes bugfixes
    and encrypted swap, right?


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