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    SubjectRe: [patch 2/5] mm: fault vs invalidate/truncate race fix

    On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Nick Piggin wrote:
    > > Are you saying that something like this would be preferable?
    > I think so, it is neater and clearer. I actually didn't even bother relocking
    > and checking the page again on readpage error so got rid of quite a bit of
    > code.

    Well, the readpage error should be rare (and for the _normal_ case we just
    do the "wait_on_page_locked()" thing). And I think we should lock the page
    in order to do the truncation check, no?

    But I don't have any really strong feelings. I'm certainly ok with the
    patch I sent out. How about putting it through -mm? Here's my sign-off:

    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

    if you want to send it off to Andrew (or if Andrew wants to just take it
    himself ;)

    Btw, how did you even notice this? Just by reading the source, or because
    you actually saw multiple errors reported?

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