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SubjectRe: [PATCH 33/36] block: add io_context->active_ref
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:13:47AM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:

> It indeed is ugly to have ref, active_ref and nr_tasks tho. If we can
> remove CLONE_IO, nr_tasks will go away with it. Maybe, I don't know.
> Let's see.

I just remembered following commit where a race was fixed and in this
case two processes were sharing io context.

From 5eb46851de3904cd1be9192fdacb8d34deadc1fc Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:07:07 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] cfq-iosched: fix cfq_cic_link() race confition

Just thought of mentioning here. It shows somebody out there uses
and cares about CLONE_IO.


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