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SubjectRe: [patch 0/9] buffered write deadlock fix
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:52:32PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:31:37 +0100 (CET)
> Nick Piggin <> wrote:
> > The following set of patches attempt to fix the buffered write
> > locking problems (and there are a couple of peripheral patches
> > and cleanups there too).
> >
> > Patches against 2.6.20-rc6. I was hoping that 2.6.20-rc6-mm2 would
> > be an easier diff with the fsaio patches gone, but the readahead
> > rewrite clashes badly :(
> Well fsaio is restored, but there's now considerable doubt over it due to
> the recent febril febrility.
> How bad is the clash with the readahead patches?

I don't think it would be so bad that one couldn't merge readahead
back on top quite easily... The fsaio ones are a little harder because
they change generic_file_buffered_write.

> Clashes with git-block are likely, too.
> Bugfixes come first, so I will drop readahead and fsaio and git-block to get
> this work completed if needed - please work agaisnt mainline.

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