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Re: [PATCH 1/3] xfsqa: add delayed allocation @ ENOSPC exerciser

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] xfsqa: add delayed allocation @ ENOSPC exerciser
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 09:31:22 +1100
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20100303125619.GA26672@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <1267597162-12092-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <1267597162-12092-2-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20100303125619.GA26672@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 07:56:19AM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 05:19:20PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > +   killall -9 dd > /dev/null 2>&1
> 
> This seems a bit dangerous.  I have at least one old system that
> uses dd to continously read the kernel message buffer in the
> background, and there's tons of other potential dd uses.

I only put it there to make sure they all died when I ^C'd out of a
test run while testing the test. I forgot to remove it - I'll drop
it from the patch.

Cheers,

Dave.
-- 
Dave Chinner
david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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