Re: Locking comment on shrink_caches()

Andrea Arcangeli (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 00:59:03 +0200

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 03:03:28PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 00:01:02 +0200
> IMHO if we would hold the pagecache lock all the time while shrinking
> the cache, then we could kill the lru lock in first place.
> And actually in the pagecache locking patches, doing such a thing
> would be impossible :-) since each page needs to grab a different

good further point too :), it would be an option only for mainline.

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