quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1
kris at obsecurity.org
Thu May 4 04:48:01 UTC 2006
On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 12:41:57AM -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >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
> >>>vs. the most number of users will see improvements. (Not everyone uses
> >>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.
> Then why utilize a known non-functional technology?
Because again, the benefits have been judged by the decision-makers
and found to outweigh the drawbacks. Perhaps that's just a difficult
concept for some people to understand if they're used to thinking of
everything in binary terms.
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