Subject: Re: Softdep (was: Re: i386 1.4Q hangs nonrandomly?)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 01/30/2000 01:36:50
>> What I think is happening to you is that [...] on umount, [the
>> filesystem code] flushes [its] idea of superblock to disk, actually
>> overwriting your changes.
> So perhaps tunefs should be able to modify the in memory idea of the
> superblock. (similar to the disklabel dual
> kernel-ioctl/write-to-disk method) Or maybe cause it to be discarded
> and re-read.
Both of those sound dangerous to me. It sounds better, to me, to just
document that tunefs needs to be run on filesystems not mounted
read/write (unmounted or mounted RO). And then make certain that when
going from RO to RW - or any other `-o update` operation - the
superblock gets reread.
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