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SubjectRe: [PATCH[RFC] kill sysrq-u (emergency remount r/o)

On Feb 5 2007 18:32, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>in two recent discussions (file_list_lock scalability and remount r/o
>on suspend) I stumbled over this emergency remount feature. It's not
>actually useful because it tries a potentially dangerous remount
>despite writers still beeing in progress, which we can't get rid.

The current way is to remount things, and return -EROFS to any process
that attempts to write(). Unless we want to kill processes to get rid of
them [most likely we possibly won't], I am fine with how things are atm.
So, what's the "dangerous" part, actually?

>Any ideas and comments?

sysrq+u is helpful. It is like \( sysrq+s && make sure no further writes
go to disk \).

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