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Re: XFS and preemptive kernel patch

To: Anuradha Ratnaweera <anuradha@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS and preemptive kernel patch
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 12 Nov 2001 08:16:57 -0600
Cc: Federico Sevilla III <jijo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Linux XFS Mailing List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20011110104554.A4402@xxxxxx>
References: <20011110102710.A2703@xxxxxx> <Pine.LNX.4.40.0111101232210.19755-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20011110104554.A4402@xxxxxx>
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On Fri, 2001-11-09 at 22:45, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 12:37:26PM +0800, Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 at 10:27, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> > 
> > > Do you mean XFS code can be preemptible at _kernel_ space?
> > 
> > I'm not sure, either. As far as I remember the XFS code (kernel space) was
> > modified to be preemptible. Exactly what gets preempted is beyond me. I hope
> > the XFS gurus can help us out with this (maybe this is worth a FAQ entry,
> > Seth?). :)
> 
> When I recently raised the question of XFS not being in the mainstream kernel,
> it was told that it is touching too much kernel internals, some of which are
> 2.5 stuff.  May be this is one... Any clue?

Nothing to do with it. And XFS touching too much of the kernel internals
appears to be somewhat of an urban legend.

Steve


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