Re: [PATCH] Fastwalk: reduce cacheline bouncing of d_count (Changelog@1.1024.1.11)

From: Hanna Linder (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 12:42:44 EST

--On Tuesday, July 08, 2003 06:20:28 PM +0100 Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 07:06:28PM +0200, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
>> every change (if it's not a bugfix, and even those) bear
>> a risk, what I like about the fastwalk patch is not the
> exactly. 2.4 is not the place for cleanups that make the code easier
> to read because those cleanups can introduce new bugs.

Im not going to fight too hard for this. If people want it removed
that is OK. I pushed it because dcache_rcu was not going to be
accepted and Fastwalk is a fair second to dcache_rcu. The change Trond
pointed out was added by Al Viro after fastwalk was included in 2.5.11
which I backported.


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