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SubjectRe: Patch: 2.5.62 devfs shrink
On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Andrew Walrond wrote:
>I assume you meant devfs_helper here:

> > devfsd is not a deamon. Instead, the new devfs invokes devfs_helper
> ------

Right. I've checked in the fix. Thanks.

>Looks good to me. I want to give this another whirl, but your latest
>patch doesn't apply cleanly against 2.5.63+ (fs/devfs/base.c fails). Any
>chance of an update?

I've just come across a bug with in in 2.5.63 where
devfs_helper hangs while trying to down a semaphore. I think it is
doing down(&dir->i_sem) in some lookup routine in fs/namei.c.
I am trying to figure out what exactly inode->i_sem protects
so I can determine if it is OK for the routine that calls
defvs_helper to release it and reacquire it when devfs_helper
exits. Once I think I've fixed this, I'll post a new patch.

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