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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] sync_sb_inodes cleanup
    On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 19:00 +0400, Vladimir Saveliev wrote:

    > This patch makes generic_sync_sb_inodes to spin lock itself.
    > Please, apply this patch. It helps reiser4 to get rid of some oddities.
    > [snip]
    > {
    > const unsigned long start = jiffies; /* livelock avoidance */
    > + spin_lock(&inode_lock);

    Looking at what jiffies is used for, it is probably is not a big deal,
    but you should move the assignment of start to after acquiring the lock,
    as that could take quite some time.

    Robert Love

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