Re: Always passing mm and vma down (was: [RFC][PATCH] Convert do_no_page() to a hook to avoid DFS race)

From: Arjan van de Ven (
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 03:32:50 EST

On Sun, 2003-06-01 at 22:00, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> The immediate motivation is to avoid the race with zap_page_range()
> when another node writes to the corresponding portion of the file,
> similar to the situation with vmtruncate(). The thought was to
> leverage locking within the distributed filesystem, but if the
> race is solved locally, then, as you say, perhaps this is not
> necessary.

is said distributed filesystem open source by chance ?

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