quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Sun May 7 06:48:36 UTC 2006

On Sat, 6 May 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:

KK> > Also, as an FYI, several quota-related snapshot fixes went into CVS in the 
KK> > last 24-48 hours.  Once they've settled for a few weeks, and assuming they 
KK> > don't have complex dependencies, they will get merged to RELENG_6. 
KK> > Presumably if there is sufficient demand, and they adequately address the 
KK> > reports of deadlocks with quotas+snapshots, they could be merged to 
KK> > RELENG_6_1 as an errata update.
KK> The fixes seem to indeed correct all the deadlocks I was seeing.  I
KK> don't have time to produce a 6.x patch now though, but it should be a
KK> simple matter for someone else to do.

FWIW, for me it is much stabler too, at least in normal load patterns.  I'll 
spend a bit of time to stress-test this on our Samba quota-enabled server 
during our long weekend (today-to-Tuesday) to catch possible rare races.

Thanks Tor and others a lot!

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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