Older blog entries for steved (starting at number 2)

Thought I'd nailed the cause of the loop device deadlock, but was quickly disabused by Stephen Tweedie and Jens Axboe. Time to return to the code with a pen and paper handy - but probably not right now, given I've been awake for 30hrs or so.

Got brave last night and talked to some people on #kernelnewbies about a race I thought I'd seen in getblk(). The general consensus seemed to be that I was right, so I posted a patch. Let's see if the Linux Gods agree with me ;-)

Popped into #kernelnewbies briefly on Friday and "met", IIRC, davej, willy and one or two others. Over the weekend I poked at the loopback block device lockups in 2.3.99 but didn't come to any earth-shattering conclusions. As part of that I ported the IKD patch to 2.3.99-pre3, but I've not done anything useful with it (read: sent it to Andrea) yet.

Some other interesting stuff may be happening, but I can't talk about that right now.

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