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SubjectRe: 2.5.70-bk16: nfs crash
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>>>>> " " == Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> writes:

> I am not supprised at all by this, I can see two csets in
> Linus' tree that will definitely break dcache -

> 1. http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/cset@1.1215.104.2?nav=index.html|ChangeSet@-2d

> __d_drop() *must not* initialize d_hash fields. Lockfree lookup
> depends on that. If __d_drop() needs to be allowed on an
> unhashed dentry, the right thing to do would be to check for
> DCACHE_UNHASHED before unhashing. I will submit a patch a
> little later to do this.

Can you please remind us exactly what the benefits of all this are?
Why can't d_free() immediately free the memory instead of relying on
the RCU mechanism?

Cheers,
Trond
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