Re: -rc7 Re: Linux 2.4.21-rc6

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 07:09:32 EST

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 02:00:53PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> since you have a single writer and maybe a reader or two. The single
> writer cannot starve anyone else.

unless you're changing an atime and you've to mark_buffer_dirty or
similar (balance_dirty will write stuff the same way from cp and the
reader then).

Maybe we can get some stack trace with kgdb to be sure where the reader
is blocking.

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