Re: Updated 2.4 TODO List

Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 13:38:00 EST

   Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 17:53:57 -0300 (BRST)
   From: Rik van Riel <>

> 2. Capable Of Corrupting Your FS/data
> * Non-atomic page-map operations can cause loss of dirty bit on
> pages (sct, alan)

   Is anybody looking into fixing this bug ?

According to sct (who's sitting next to me in my hotel room at ALS) Ben
LaHaise has a bugfix for this, but it hasn't been merged.

> * VM: Fix the highmem deadlock, where the swapper cannot create low
> memory bounce buffers OR swap out low memory because it has
> consumed all resources {CRITICAL} (old bug, already reported in
> 2.4.0test6)

   Haven't been able to reproduce it on my 1GB test machine,
   but it might still be there. Can anyone confirm if this
   bug is still present ?

Note: all of the issues on the TODO list with the "VM:" prefix are from
a VM todo list you posted a week or two ago; so I'm assuming that you
know more about those issues than I do..... (feel free to send me an
updated list and I'll merge it into the 2.4 TODO list.)

                                                - Ted

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