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SubjectRe: [PATCH] zap_pte_range should not mark non-uptodate pages dirty
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> The pte shootdown from my point of view is just an additional coherency
> feature, but it cannot provide full coherency anyways, since the
> invalidate arrives after the I/O hit the disk, so the page will be out
> of sync with the disk if it's dirty, and no coherency can be provided
> anyways, because no locking happens to get max scalability.

That depends on the filesystem. I hope the clustered filesystems
will be able to provide full coherency by doing the invalidates
in the right order.

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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