Re: bugreport: pre7 NFS mmap locked in disk wait

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 11:55:32 EST

>>>>> " " == Jeff Garzik <> writes:

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> Netscape Mail and Navigator turn out to be wonderful test tools
> :)

> After booting pre7 release on a Dual P-II
> (CONFIG_M686/CONFIG_SMP), Netscape quickly hangs in the disk
> wait state, whenever going any (AFAICS) mmap-heavy operation.

This is known. Linus was a bit too quick to apply the changes to
invalidate_inode_pages() last night.

The first version of the patch produced by Juan was incorrect, and
will indeed lead to deadlocks of the type you describe.


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