On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 02:50:16PM -0600, Steve Lord wrote:
> Daniel, can you try this patch, I do not have a sure fire way of
> triggering this problem on my hardware. The problem appears to be
> related to locking differences between Irix and Linux (again), the
> strategy call in Irix is called with the buffer locked for the
> duration, which means no one can change the underlying extents.
> In the Linux case we have one page locked, and anything else in
> the system can truncate the file out underneath us - we end up
> allocating a new extent from scratch rather than turning a delalloc
> into a real extent, this causes the extent to trip.
If you can get the linux inode semaphore it'll stop the truncates.