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From: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Filesystems <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Memory Management <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@gmail.com>,
	Suparna Bhattacharya <suparna@in.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [patch 0/9] buffered write deadlock fix
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 02:22:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070203012259.GA27300@wotan.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070202155232.babe1a52.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:52:32PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:31:37 +0100 (CET)
> Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> wrote:
> 
> > The following set of patches attempt to fix the buffered write
> > locking problems (and there are a couple of peripheral patches
> > and cleanups there too).
> > 
> > Patches against 2.6.20-rc6. I was hoping that 2.6.20-rc6-mm2 would
> > be an easier diff with the fsaio patches gone, but the readahead
> > rewrite clashes badly :(
> 
> Well fsaio is restored, but there's now considerable doubt over it due to
> the recent febril febrility.
> 
> How bad is the clash with the readahead patches?

I don't think it would be so bad that one couldn't merge readahead
back on top quite easily... The fsaio ones are a little harder because
they change generic_file_buffered_write.

> Clashes with git-block are likely, too.
> 
> Bugfixes come first, so I will drop readahead and fsaio and git-block to get
> this work completed if needed - please work agaisnt mainline.

OK.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-03  1:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-29 10:31 Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:31 ` [patch 1/9] fs: libfs buffered write leak fix Nick Piggin
2007-02-02 23:52   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  1:33     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-03  1:58       ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  2:09         ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-03  2:19           ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  2:28             ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-03 17:49       ` Jörn Engel
2007-02-04  3:55         ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:31 ` [patch 2/9] mm: revert "generic_file_buffered_write(): handle zero length iovec segments" Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 3/9] mm: revert "generic_file_buffered_write(): deadlock on vectored write" Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 4/9] mm: generic_file_buffered_write cleanup Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 5/9] mm: debug write deadlocks Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 6/9] mm: be sure to trim blocks Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 7/9] mm: cleanup pagecache insertion operations Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:32 ` [patch 8/9] mm: generic_file_buffered_write iovec cleanup Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 10:33 ` [patch 9/9] mm: fix pagecache write deadlocks Nick Piggin
2007-01-29 11:11   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-02 23:53   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  1:38     ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-30 20:55 ` [patch 0/9] buffered write deadlock fix Andrew Morton
2007-01-30 23:21   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-31  1:31     ` Nick Piggin
2007-01-31  0:32   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-02 23:52 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  1:22   ` Nick Piggin [this message]
2007-02-03  6:43   ` Suparna Bhattacharya
     [not found]   ` <370516630.03363@ustc.edu.cn>
2007-02-03 15:31     ` Fengguang Wu
2007-02-04  8:49 Nick Piggin

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