Subject: Re: PR/34293 CVS commit: src/sys/dev
To: None <,,>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/07/2006 12:55:03
The following reply was made to PR kern/34293; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (YAMAMOTO Takashi)
Subject: Re: PR/34293 CVS commit: src/sys/dev
Date: Thu,  7 Sep 2006 21:51:01 +0900 (JST)

 > >  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.