Buffers question

Jean-Marc Lugrin (lugrin@morgan.com)
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 08:07:26 -0400

Hello everybody,

I try to complete a document describing the buffer system of Linux
which I started writing quite some time ago.

I found that .../fs/buffer.c has two places (getblk and grow_buffers)
where wake_up(&buffer_wait) is called, but nothing in the system ever
look like waiting on that queue.

Are they just left over from history, or is there something I do not


Usual disclaimers + I am on kernel digest only