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Re: [PATCH] Re: zero-filed page on VOP_PUTPAGES

> YAMAMOTO Takashi <> wrote:
>> ioflush (syncer) is not a kernel thread responsible for freeing memory.
>> pagedaemon is.
>> i don't think syncer alone can deadlock with puffs.
> Indeed it does not: there is at least a third thread involved. In a
> typical case, ioflush sleeps awaiting for perfused/glusterfsd to finish
> fsync, and perfused/glusterfsd is stuck in the kernel awaiting memory
> allocation.

my bet is that ioflush is merely a victim of the deadlock.


> -- 
> Emmanuel Dreyfus

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