find stuck in state "clock"

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Mon Aug 29 04:01:45 PDT 2005

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
[*] The fact that the namecache entry is locked, doesn't lead to the 
deadlock, but it is the reason that dozens of find(1)s lock on /dev/ttyp5.
Why do we keep the namecache entry locked in e.g. kern_chown?  We just 
need the vnode (nlookup) and not the namecache, or am I wrong?

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