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Re: XFS and 2.4.22-pre7?

To: "HABBINGA,ERIK (HP-Loveland,ex1)" <erik.habbinga@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS and 2.4.22-pre7?
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 07:28:19 +0100
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On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 06:28:21PM -0400, HABBINGA,ERIK (HP-Loveland,ex1) wrote:
> Has anyone tried XFS and the 2.4.22-pre7 patch?  I'm successfully running a
> CVS drop from June 16, 2003 with the 2.4.22 kernel.  Applying the
> 2.4.22-pre7 patch and fixing the subsequent compile time issues fails for
> me.  I would not be surprised if I messed up the compile issues, so I would
> like to hear if anyone has had success with XFS and 2.4.22-pre7.  I'm
> locking up when remounting the root file system (XFS) from read-only to
> read-write.  The mtab~ file is being written, the mount process calls
> sys_write->xfs_write, xfs_write tries to grab a lock, doesn't get it, and
> waits patiently (i.e. forever).

Do to the fixes for O_DIRECT exploits in other filesystems the locking
in generic code has changed quite a bit in 2.4.22-pre.  XFS will need
changes to take this into account.

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