Re: [RFC] parallel directory operations

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 06:46:01 EST

On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 15:28:27 +0000 wrote:

> dynlocks implements 'lock namespace', so you can lock A for namepace N1 and
> lock B for namespace N1 and so on. we need this because we want to take lock
> on _part_ of directory.

Ok, a mini database lock manager. Wouldn't it be better to use a small hash
table and lock escalation on overflow for this? Otherwise you could
have quite a lot of entries queued up in the list if the server is slow.

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