Re: -rc7 Re: Linux 2.4.21-rc6

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 07:20:15 EST

On Wed, Jun 04 2003, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> 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).

Yes you are right, could be.

But the whole thing still smells fishy. Read starvation causing mouse
stalls, hmm.

Jens Axboe

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