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    SubjectRe: ext3: slow symlink corruption on umount...
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    On Friday 31 October 2008 00:38, Eric Sandeen wrote:
    > Theodore Tso wrote:
    > > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 03:36:33PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
    > >> Sorry for the silence, this is a nice bug you've found :)
    > >>
    > >> I'll look into it ...
    > >
    > > You may want to take a quick look at this thread:
    > >
    > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/10/28/413
    > >
    > > - Ted
    >
    > I thought about that, but at least at first glance I don't see how the
    > gfp mask change would cause this behavior...? At least, I don't think
    > we're seeing recursion back into the filesystem... but I'll ponder that.

    That's definitely a bug which I'll have to fix for 2.6.28, but
    I agree it's unlikely to recurse frequently like this (would only
    happen under high memory pressure, and only when writeout from
    page reclaim happens).


    > (Also, Arthur reports seeing this as long ago as 2.6.9...)

    OK, well that would confirm it.


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