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Re: CVS commit: src

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 07:45:23PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
 > > As far as I can tell it only uses the usecount to decide whether the
 > > vnode is still active or not, so adding 1 temporarily should be
 > > sufficient if the goal is to have it not disappear.
 > > 
 > > OTOH, it seems to me that it *should* disappear in that case, and also
 > > that vrevoke() should also end up getting called on the layer vnode.
 > What about other references to the 'lower' vnode?
 > If the revoke of the lower vnode is done one for each reference of
 > the layer vnode - then you need to add 'n - 1' to the ref count
 > of the lower vnode, not set it to 'n'.

It's not; as I understand so far, revoke is done once, and while the
behavior depends on whether other references besides the caller's
exist, it doesn't appear to care how many.

But I don't really understand the way vrevoke and vclean and whatnot
fit together yet.

David A. Holland

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