Re: [RFC][PATCH] Possible data integrity problems in lots of filesystems?
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On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 06:49:09PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote: > Second is confusing sync and async inode metadata writeout > Core code clears I_DIRTY_SYNC and I_DIRTY_DATASYNC before calling > ->write_inode *regardless* of whether it is a for-integrity call or > not. This means background writeback can clear it, and subsequent > sync_inode_metadata or sync(2) call will skip the next ->write_inode > completely. Hmm, this also means that write_inode_now(sync=1) is buggy. It needs to in fact call ->fsync -- which is a file operation unfortunately, Christoph didn't you have some patches to move it into an inode operation? -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe reiserfs-devel" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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