quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu May 4 03:33:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 08:11:32PM -0700, David Kirchner wrote:
> On 5/3/06, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
> >To summarize: at some point you do, indeed, have to ship something.  You
> >have to choose a point where the least number of users will see regressions
> >vs. the most number of users will see improvements.  (Not everyone uses
> >quotas.)
> FWIW, the snapshot bugs, particularly those seen during background
> fscks, can affect every installation, although you're unlikely to see
> them unless your server panics or loses power (or in some way requires
> a fsck on boot).

You missed the part where snapshots have caused deadlocks under
varying conditions since day 1.  They have never worked 100% reliably,
and despite our best efforts that will remain true with 6.1.

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