Re: Bad SMP race in getblk()

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 18:54:15 EST

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> I prefer to do it without lookup too and it's actually trivial to do that
> even in SMP. I did a patch against 2.4.0-test5 that should achieve that
> purpose (it compiles but I've not booted it).
> ftp://ftp.*

It looks pretty, but it seems to deadlock somewhere. Probably something
that gets called with the lock held and re-gets the lock..


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