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    Subjectshould delete_inode be allowed to be called from shrink_dcache?

    Is there anything wrong that

    mkdir dir
    cd dir
    rmdir ../dir
    ls file
    cd ..

    leaves after itself two dentries - negative one ("file") and dentry of
    directory "dir" which is attached to inode of that directory?

    After that a process may get into somefs_delete_inode trying to free
    pages by shrinking dcache (it will first free negative dentry and then
    its parent).
    If process is doing that being already in somefs_write (for example)
    some filesystems may have problems.


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