Subject: Re: PR/34293 CVS commit: src/sys/dev
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <email@example.com>
Date: 09/07/2006 21:51:01
> > does your "mkfs.ext2" use a block device, rather than a raw device?
> It's not mine but it does.
ok, then i think i understand the problem.
we should throttle activities creating dirty buffers.
maybe by having a flag for getblk and friends to tell
"we are not going to dirty the buffer".
what your patch does is the opposite. ie. throttling attempts of
cleaning buffers. i believe it makes the situation worse.