On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 08:39:50AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 05:48:49AM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > I'd rather fix it properly.
> Sure, but in the mean time, I'd suggest changing it to a WARN_ON()
> rather than an ASSERT(). That way we'll continue to have ppl bug us
> about it until the VFS can support read-only remounts without racing
> Has that work been dropped on the floor, Christoph? We've
> been holding off removing this ASSERT or adding the hack
> I did to work around the common case of the assert triggering
> based on the fact that the problem in the VFS would be fixed
> in the next release. That was the case each release since
> 2.6.25 and there doesn't seem to be much progress...
Yeah, once we got the r/o bind mounts which introduces the
infrastructure to deal with people dropped that ball and we never fixed
it. But I just heard from Al that he's looking into some major surgery
for the remount path, which should include this in the second or third