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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Describe race of direct read and fork for unaligned buffers
    > So, am I correct to assume that right text to add to the page is as below?
    > Nick, can you clarify what you mean by "quiesced"?


    > [[
    > O_DIRECT IOs should never be run concurrently with fork(2) system call,
    > when the memory buffer is anonymous memory, or comes from mmap(2)
    > with MAP_PRIVATE.
    > Any such IOs, whether submitted with asynchronous IO interface or from
    > another thread in the process, should be quiesced before fork(2) is called.
    > Failure to do so can result in data corruption and undefined behavior in
    > parent and child processes.
    > This restriction does not apply when the memory buffer for the O_DIRECT
    > IOs comes from mmap(2) with MAP_SHARED or from shmat(2).
    > Nor does this restriction apply when the memory buffer has been advised
    > as MADV_DONTFORK with madvise(2), ensuring that it will not be available
    > to the child after fork(2).
    > ]]

    I don't have good English and I can't make editorial check. But at least,
    I don't find any technical incorrect explanation here.

    Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <>

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