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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Improve cmtime update on shared writable mmaps
On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 04:02:24PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> Hmm. Isn't it permitted to at least read from an fs while holding the
> page lock? I thought that the page lock was held for the entire
> duration of a read and at the beginning of writeback.
>
> I can push this down to the ->writepage implementations or to the
> clear_page_dirty_for_io callers, but that will result in a bigger
> patch.

Besides the current way that seems to be the only reasonable place to
do it. Pushing it into ->writepage also has the benefit that
filesystems could piggy back the ctime update onto the transaction that
updates the extent tree.



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