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Date:	Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:41:42 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Dave Chinner <>
Cc:, Zheng Liu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH FOR DISCUSSION] add delalloc debugging

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:18:23PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> Do not use VFS level locks and list walks in filesystem code,
> not even in debugging code. It's ok for you to do this in private
> patches and maintain such abuses yourself, but it's not acceptible
> for merging into the mainline tree...

Well, that's why I wasn't proposing that the code be enabled by
default, and why I described it as "a little gross".

> Besides, you haven't even used the correct lock - these bdi
> writeback lists are protected by the bdi writeback list lock, not
> the superblock inode list lock....

Thanks for pointing that out.  I'll fix that.


						- Ted
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