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

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 23:25:03 EST

On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Jul 2000, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> >I keep running into a deadlock with it looping forever trying to
> >free memory, triggered by blocking in getblk->refill_freelist->..
> >try_to_free_buffers->sync_page_buffers->zzzzz (kflushd runs forever).
> That's a bug in sync_page_buffers. getblk is using GFP_BUFFER for
> allocations, so sync_page_buffers shouldn't run ll_rw_block since __GFP_IO
> isn't set.

.....bugger. OK, I give up ;-) Why did it only show up with loopdev?


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