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SubjectRe: xfs bug in 2.6.26-rc9
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On Monday 14 July 2008 22:13, Dave Chinner wrote:

> Christoph and I were contemplating this problem with ->page_mkwrite
> reecently. The problem is that we can't, right now, return an
> EAGAIN-like error to ->page_mkwrite() and have it retry the
> page fault. Other parts of the page faulting code can do this,
> so it seems like a solvable problem.
>
> The basic concept is that if we can return a EAGAIN result we can
> try-lock the inode and hold the locks necessary to avoid this race
> or prevent the page fault from dirtying the page until the
> filesystem is unfrozen.
>
> Added linux-mm to the cc list for discussion.

It would be easily possible to do, yes.


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