Re: [PATCH] [2.5] Non-blocking write can block

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 11:47:29 EST

On Mer, 2003-06-04 at 15:35, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> In general, we shouldn't do this, unless somebody can show an application
> where it really matters. Taking internal kernel locking into account for
> "blockingness" easily gets quite complicated, and there is seldom any real
> point to it.

Hanging shutdown is the obvious one. With 2.0/2.2 we had a similar
problem and fixed it.

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