Call to arms: MPSAFE file systems (was: Re: Removal of Giant from the VFS layer for 10.0)

2011-09-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 27 Aug 2011, Attilio Rao wrote: With the aid of kib and rwatson I made a roughly outlined plan about what is left to do in order to have all the filesystems locked (or eventually dropped) before 10.0) and is summarized here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/NONMPSAFE_DEORBIT_VFS Here's a

Removal of Giant from the VFS layer for 10.0

2011-08-27 Thread Attilio Rao
[ Sorry for cross-posting, but I included -arch@ for technical discussion, -current@ for reaching the wider audience and -fs@ for the relevance of the matter.] During the last years a lot of effort by several developers happened in order to reduce Giant influence over the entire kernel. The VFS

Re: Removal of Giant from the VFS layer for 10.0

2011-08-27 Thread Kostik Belousov
On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 02:00:50PM +0200, Attilio Rao wrote: [ Sorry for cross-posting, but I included -arch@ for technical discussion, -current@ for reaching the wider audience and -fs@ for the relevance of the matter.] During the last years a lot of effort by several developers happened