Re: patch: kernel changes from reiserfs

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 09:55:56 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.

We don't. We don't take the superblock lock anywhere in the filesystem
except for the mount (read_super, put_super etc.) code.

ext2 does use the superblock lock internally, however.


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