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Re: [dm-devel] disallow FS recursion from sb_issue_discard allocation

On Tue, Jul 27 2010 at  9:44am -0400,
Ted Ts'o <tytso mit edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:11:56PM -0400, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> > Filesystems can call sb_issue_discard on a memory reclaim path
> > (e.g. ext4 calls sb_issue_discard during journal commit).
> > 
> > Use GFP_NOFS in sb_issue_discard to avoid recursing back into the FS.
> > 
> > Reported-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka redhat com>
> > Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>
> Hi Jens,
> I never saw an ack from you on this patch.  Are you ok with it, and
> have you grabbed it for your tree?  Do you want me to include this in
> the ext4 tree, even though it's a patch to include/linux/blkdev.h?

Hi Ted,

Thanks for following up on this.  In my experience, Jens is more apt to
pick up a patch if it gets explicitly 'Acked-by' other stake-holders
(especially when a patch is motivated by another subsystem, in this case
the proposed block change addresses a problem unique to fs/ext4).


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