Re: [patch 14/52] fs: dcache scale subdirs

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 03:56:15 EST

On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 13:02 +1000, npiggin@xxxxxxx wrote:
> plain text document attachment (fs-dcache-scale-d_subdirs.patch)
> Protect d_subdirs and d_child with d_lock, except in filesystems that aren't
> using dcache_lock for these anyway (eg. using i_mutex).
> XXX: probably don't need parent lock in inotify (because child lock
> should stabilize parent). Also, possibly some filesystems don't need so
> much locking (eg. of child dentry when modifying d_child, so long as
> parent is locked)... but be on the safe side. Hmm, maybe we should just
> say d_child list is protected by d_parent->d_lock. d_parent could remain
> protected with d_lock.
> XXX: leave dcache_lock in there until remove dcache_lock patch

This still suffers the problem John found, right?
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