Re: (reiserfs) NOT !! Re: (reiserfs) 2.3.99-pre9-5 fixed deadlocks with ReiserFS

From: Chris Mason (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 19:22:16 EST

On Thu, 25 May 2000, Cyrille Chepelov (home) wrote:

> On Tue, 23 May 2000, Matt Yourst wrote:
> > As you may know, there were some deadlock problems with ReiserFS 3.6.5 and
> > kernel >= 2.3.99-pre7-4. I submitted a patch for this problem earlier but it
> > also broke the swap-out code in some other cases. Fortunately, whatever was
> > originally causing the race condition with ReiserFS and writing out dirty mmaped
> > pages now appears to be fixed as of 2.3.99-pre9-5. I have not stress-tested this
> > prepatch though, so others might want to confirm this too.
> The -pre9 + reiserfs 3.6.5 combo is still definitely *DANGEROUS*.

3.6.5 needed minor patching to work under 2.3.99-pre9-4 and higher. You
need to fix the readpage/writepage, and remove all the d_delete calls from


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