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From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
To: Nick Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: ak@linux.intel.com, arnd@arndb.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:57:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <E1PiPXR-0003dx-9z@pomaz-ex.szeredi.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTi=VY5QR7qF512nDB1dMneBQFSRh2NPmt0fckph_@mail.gmail.com> (message from Nick Piggin on Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:01:07 +1100)

On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 01:50:42PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 26 January 2011, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >> > I don't think that's a very good idea, there's danger
> >> > of holding it over IO and that would be really bad (as in like MINIX[1])
> >> >
> >> > It would be better to do it the i810 way and check for the number of
> >> > CPUs at module init time and refuse to run if it's > 1
> >>
> >> I don't see much value of one evil over the other, but why not. The code
> >> is going away anyway unless someone cleans it up further.
> >
> > I think it's fine because systems running OS/2 likely only have
> > one CPU. This way these guys (if they exist) won't see any regression.
> 
> It would be really neat if there was a project to destage a lot of
> these old filesystems and implement read-only support with fuse
> implementations (not that I'm volunteering :P).

I did that using UML + fuse.  It's pretty neat, UML boots fast when it
doesn't need a big userspace, so the mount is done in a few hundred
milliseconds, and performance isn't horrible.  And you get support for
*all* the filesystems in a single 3MB executable.

The big drawback is that UML is not portable to lots of architectures
(x86 and ppc are the only ones it works on, I think).

Thanks,
Miklos

  reply	other threads:[~2011-01-27 10:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 64+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-25 22:17 [RFC 00/20] Proposal for remaining BKL users Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 01/20] drm/i810: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 02/20] drm: remove i830 driver Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 03/20] staging/usbip: convert to kthread Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-28 17:53   ` Max Vozeler
2011-01-28 18:48     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-03-01 22:15     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 04/20] staging/cx25721: serialize access to devlist Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:23   ` Palash Bandyopadhyay
2011-01-31 21:37   ` Greg KH
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 05/20] staging/go7007: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 06/20] staging: Remove autofs3 Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  7:41   ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 07/20] staging: remove smbfs Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 08/20] adfs: remove the big kernel lock Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:20   ` Russell King
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 09/20] hpfs: rename big kernel lock to hpfs_lock Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  0:15   ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-26  0:19   ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-26 12:48     ` [PATCH v2] hpfs: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 12:50     ` [PATCH 10/20] hpfs: replace BKL with a global mutex Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:52       ` Andi Kleen
2011-01-27  5:01         ` Nick Piggin
2011-01-27 10:57           ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 11/20] hpfs: move to drivers/staging Arnd Bergmann
2011-02-07 16:17   ` Mikulas Patocka
2011-02-07 19:31     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 12/20] x25: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 10:07   ` Andrew Hendry
2011-01-27 12:17     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 12:38       ` [PATCH v2] " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27 13:20         ` Eric Dumazet
2011-01-27 13:43           ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 13/20] appletalk: move to staging Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 14/20] staging/appletalk: remove the BKL Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:29   ` David Miller
2011-01-26 12:57     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 15/20] ufs: " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  2:30   ` Nick Bowler
2011-01-26 12:53     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-27  5:47   ` Nick Piggin
2011-01-27 13:13     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 16/20] ipx: " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 17/20] tracing: don't trace " Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:28   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 18/20] rtmutex-tester: remove BKL tests Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 15:00   ` [tip:core/locking] rtmutex-tester: Remove " tip-bot for Arnd Bergmann
2011-02-22 20:57   ` [tip:irq/core] rtmutex: tester: " tip-bot for Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 19/20] drivers: remove extraneous includes of smp_lock.h Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-25 22:17 ` [PATCH 20/20] BKL: That's all, folks Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26  6:19   ` Ingo Molnar
2011-01-26  8:47     ` Alan Cox
2011-01-26 11:01       ` Ingo Molnar
2011-01-26 11:22   ` Thomas Gleixner
2011-01-26  2:22 ` [RFC 00/20] Proposal for remaining BKL users Greg KH
2011-01-26  2:22   ` Greg KH
2011-01-26 11:31   ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 11:31     ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 11:58     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2011-01-26 13:45       ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 13:45         ` Arnd Bergmann
2011-01-26 16:24         ` Palash Bandyopadhyay

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