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SubjectRe: ext[23]/lilo/2.5.{68,69,70} -- blkdev_put() problem?
Andy Pfiffer <andyp@osdl.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 10:53, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Andy Pfiffer <andyp@osdl.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Dirty: 0 kB Dirty: 4 kB <---
> >
> > OK. And are you using initrd as well?
>
> It is specified in lilo.conf (SuSE 8.0 distro) but I don't see any
> reason to keep it. I'll yank it and see if it makes a difference.
>

That would be interesting.

Also, what about this shot in the dark?


--- 25/fs/fs-writeback.c~a 2003-06-12 11:08:34.000000000 -0700
+++ 25-akpm/fs/fs-writeback.c 2003-06-12 11:08:39.000000000 -0700
@@ -368,7 +368,7 @@ void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *
};

get_page_state(&ps);
- wbc.nr_to_write = ps.nr_dirty + ps.nr_unstable +
+ wbc.nr_to_write = ps.nr_dirty + ps.nr_unstable + 1024 +
(ps.nr_dirty + ps.nr_unstable) / 4;
spin_lock(&inode_lock);
sync_sb_inodes(sb, &wbc);
_

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