[FYI] tux3: Core changes

Daniel Phillips daniel at phunq.net
Wed May 20 20:24:59 PDT 2015

On 05/20/2015 03:51 PM, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On 05/20/2015 12:53 PM, Rik van Riel wrote:
>> How does tux3 prevent a user of find_get_page() from reading from
>> or writing into the pre-COW page, instead of the current page?
> Careful control of the dirty bits (we have two of them, one each
> for front and back). That is what pagefork_for_blockdirty is about.

Ah, and of course it does not matter if a reader is on the
pre-cow page. It would be reading the earlier copy, which might
no longer be the current copy, but it raced with the write so
nobody should be surprised. That is a race even without page fork.



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