Re: [PATCH] exofs: simple fsync race fix

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On 11/25/2010 01:50 PM, Nick Piggin wrote:
> This is fine, we'll get it merged before 2.6.37, just give a couple of
> days for review, I haven't had much confirmation from other vfs people
> about these problems.
> 
> Thanks,
> Nick
> 

Hi Dear Nick.

So I was cleaning the table and I fell on this patch. What ever happened
to it? should I push it through my tree?

Thanks
Boaz

> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 12:52:08PM +0200, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>> From: Nick Piggin <npiggin@xxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> It is incorrect to test inode dirty bits without participating in the inode
>> writeback protocol. Inode writeback sets I_SYNC and clears I_DIRTY_?, then
>> writes out the particular bits, then clears I_SYNC when it is done. BTW. it
>> may not completely write all pages out, so I_DIRTY_PAGES would get set
>> again.
>>

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