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SubjectRe: Yet another borken page_count() check in invalidate_inode_pages2()....
On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 11:24 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> The protocol is
> lock_page()
> set_page_writeback()
> ->writepage()

We're not using ->writepage().

> and there are various places which assume that nobody will start new
> writeout of a locked page. But I forget where they are - things have always
> been this way.

Huh? There has never been a requirement to lock the page if all you want
to do is call set_page_writeback(). The only reason why we want to do
that at all is to allow the VM to track that the page is under I/O. All
other operations involved in scheduling writes are protected by internal
NFS locks.
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