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Re: status of Linux on Alpha?

To: Marc Giger <gigerstyle@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: status of Linux on Alpha?
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:00:03 +1000
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dru <andru@xxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, M?ns Rullg?rd <mru@xxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 08:08:30PM +0200, Marc Giger wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> Cool!
> I will try your patch after I finished moving to my new flat:-)
> I wonder why it happens only with the XFS code. What I saw
> rw_sem is used all over the place in the kernel.

We do use the downgrade_write interface in XFS, which has
an architecture specific component and a generic component.
Its much less widely used than the rest of the rw_semaphore
code - that'd be a good spot to look if one architecture is
behaving oddly.



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