Re: kernel lock in dcache.c

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 14:06:55 EST

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Mark Hemment wrote:

> Hi,
> d_move() in fs/dcache.c is checking the kernel lock is held
> (switch_names() does the same, but is only called from d_move()).
> My question is why?
> I can't see what it is using the kernel lock to sync/protect against.

Metric buttload of users of ->d_parent in the filesystems.

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