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Re: help offered

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de, Ariel Faigon <ariel@oz.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: help offered
From: Olivier Galibert <galibert@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 23:59:18 +0100
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <19981126085407.A2201@uni-koblenz.de>; from ralf@uni-koblenz.de on Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 08:54:07AM -0600
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On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 08:54:07AM -0600, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 06:28:37AM -0600, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> 
> > The big ones which still need a lot of work are
> > 
> >  - VFS and lower layers are protected by the big kernel lock.
> 
> Talked with Stephen Tweedie about this, it's considered a tough job to
> multithread that right.

Afaik, the main problem is avoiding deadlocks.  Tough job.

  OG.

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