Re: [PATCH] nfs_unlink() race (was: nfs_refresh_inode: inode number mismatch)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 12:22:08 EST

On Mer, 2003-06-11 at 17:31, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On 11 Jun 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > fs/vfat - d_revalidate: vfat_revalidate
> That still shouldn't cause ESTALE, it should just force a dropping of the
> dentry, and a re-lookup (and that, in turn, should either get the right
> thing, or should return ENOENT).
> Or are you talking about 2.4.x and that is doing something strange these
> days?
> [ You have entered the twilight zone: "Tee-dee tee-dee.." ]

I've seen it on early 2.5 and on 2.4, current 2.5.x seems to be ok from
a quick test.

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