Re: [2.4] VFS locking problem during concurrent link/unlink

From: Nikita Danilov (Nikita@Namesys.COM)
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 11:06:36 EST

Chris Mason writes:
> On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 10:43, Oleg Drokin wrote:


> link count at 1
> reiserfs_link: make new directory entry for link, schedule()
> reiserfs_unlink: dec link count to zero, remove file stat data
> reiserfs_link: inc link count, return thinking the stat data is still
> there

What protects ext2 from doing the same on the SMP?

> All of which leads to expanding chaos as we process this link pointing
> to nowhere but still have a valid in ram inode pointing to it.
> -chris


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