Re: patch: kernel changes from reiserfs

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 15:30:50 EST

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 12:32:26PM -0700, Chris Mason wrote:
> Hmm, that makes sense I can see it being a slow down for ext2 if oracle or
> mail servers pound on fsync (in reiserfs, they block on the commit).
> I'm not sure I understand why need the locking in sync_supers if we don't
> need it in fsync though.

At least the ext2 write_super does not seem to care (in theory there
could be a small race against remounting read only, but that is probably
harmless and would occur even with the lock)

The locking protocol should be better documented ...


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