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From: Pierre Ossman <>
To: Neil Brown <>
Cc: LKML <>
Subject: Re: Block layer still stack abuser?
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 06:44:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <17885.1120.437885.35438@notabene.brown>

Neil Brown wrote:
> On Friday February 16, wrote:
>> I was wondering if the block layer has been changed into a more serialized
>> manner yet? I've been trying to google this, but so far no luck. I know there
>> was some talk about removing the stack based approach, but I can't find any
>> information about where this went.
>> If it is currently fixed, a pointer to from which version would be nice.
> Might this:
> relate to your question?
> If you are talking about stacking block device (via dm or md), then a
> patch to fix this in in -mm but there are or were some potential
> issues in dm that seem to be holding it up.

Yes, I am. I know there has been general work to reduce stack usage here
and there, but the final suggested solution was to serialize all the
block subsystems so that only one was present on the stack at any given

I was constantly hitting this problem a few years ago when I was running
md+xfs+nfs. The fix was in -mm back then as well. ;)


     -- Pierre Ossman

  Linux kernel, MMC maintainer
  PulseAudio, core developer
  rdesktop, core developer

      parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-22  5:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-16 11:57 Pierre Ossman
2007-02-22  2:48 ` Neil Brown
2007-02-22  3:44   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-22  3:46     ` Neil Brown
2007-02-22  5:44   ` Pierre Ossman [this message]

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