Re: [Ext2-devel] [RFC] parallel directory operations

From: Matthew Wilcox (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 06:26:58 EST

On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 03:01:05PM +0000, Alex Tomas wrote:
> I would to like to see any comments/suggestions.

> dynamic locks. supports exclusive and shared locks. exclusive lock may
> be taken several times by first owner.

Yuck. It spins, it sleeps, it can be acquired recursively by the same
process. Ugly stuff.

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