Re: Write-back from inside FS - need suggestions

From: JÃrn Engel
Date: Sun Sep 30 2007 - 16:29:05 EST

On Sat, 29 September 2007 13:00:11 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> err, it's basically an open-coded mutex via which one thread can get
> exclusive access to some parts of an inode's internals. Perhaps it could
> literally be replaced with a mutex. Exactly what I_LOCK protects has not
> been documented afaik. That would need to be reverse engineered :(

I believe you actually have some documentation in your tree. At least
the behaviour after my I_SYNC patch has been documented with that patch.


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