Re: [PATCH 2.6.6-mm2] vfs iput in inode critical region

From: viro
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 17:49:20 EST

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 09:26:36PM +0200, FabF wrote:
> Hi,
> AFAICS, block_dev.c : do_open calls bdput after an unlock_kernel.bdput
> calls iput and iput plays with some parameters and locks in iput final
> case only.Here's a patch to have a spinlock around the whole iput.

Huh? Of course iput() is called without BKL (and in a lot more places than
just that, actually), but why does it imply that we suddenly need to hold
inode_lock over the entire function?
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