Re: [patch?] Re: Do ramdisk exec's map direct to buffer cache?

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 07:10:16 EST

On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>do something like
> int wait;
> if (!(gfp_mask & __GFP_IO))
> goto unlock_continue;
> wait = nr_dirty-- < 0;

We still want to recycle the clean buffers from a GFP_BUFFER allocation.
The fix I prefer is to pass gfp_mask to try_to_free_buffers and to call
sync_page_buffers only if __GFP_IO was set (checking for it inside


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