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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] lockd: convert reclaimer thread to kthread interface
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    On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 13:42 -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:
    > While we're on the subject of signals...
    >
    > Do you have any thoughts/objections to just making the reclaimer thread
    > ignore them altogether? That would simplify the code a bit.

    How does the administrator then get out of the situation where the
    server dies (permanently) in the middle of a reclaim?

    Forced unmounts won't help here, since they only signal the NFS
    requests, and are in any case per-filesystem, not per-server.

    I suppose one could use soft RPC calls, but what should the retry policy
    be for that case?

    Trond



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