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Date:   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 13:59:15 +0100
From:   Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Cc:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 15/22] jbd2: Factor out common parts of stopping and
 restarting a handle

On Mon 04-11-19 07:36:50, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 06:17:24PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > What is j_state_lock protecting at this point?  There's only a 32-bit
> > > read of j_commit_request at this point.
> > 
> > We could almost drop the lock. To be fully correct, we'd then need to use
> > READ_ONCE here and WRITE_ONCE in places changing j_commit_request (reasons
> > are well summarized in recent LWN series on how compiler can screw your
> > unlocked reads and writes). So probably a fair cleanup but something I've
> > decided to leave for later.
> 
> Fair enough; maybe leave a quick TODO comment so we remember that this
> is an outstanding clean up?

Good idea. Added.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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