Re: Linux-2.4.5

Rik van Riel (
Sat, 26 May 2001 11:40:42 -0300 (BRST)

On Sat, 26 May 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 11:21:18AM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 May 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >
> > > I didn't checked the alloc_pages() other thing mentioned by Ben, if
> > > alloc_pages() deadlocks internally that's yet another completly
> > > orthogonal bug and that will be addressed by another patch if it
> > > persists.
> >
> > O, that part is fixed by the patch that Linus threw away
> > yesterday ;)
> what are you smoking?

I am smoking the "tested the patch and wasn't able to reproduce
a deadlock" stuff.

> I read your patch and there's nothing related to
> such fix in your patch.

I explained the thing to you about 5 times now. If you don't
have the time to understand the deadlock, please don't try
to confuse the issue by sending out non-fixes.


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