Subject: Re: umount pending error
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/2002 20:31:54
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 12:18:10PM -0800, Greywolf wrote:
> > How difficult would it be to force a sync() loop until all metadata
> > writes have committed to the filesystem?
> This is of course what the unmount code (through VFS_FSYNC) already
> does. The problem is that some changes for unlinked files appear
> to get 'lost', i.e. as far as the kernel knows, there are no dirty
> buffers/pages left for the filesystem, but somewhere along the way
> something wasn't written. I have been unable to find the cause of this
> so far.

Does this mean the system slowly runs out of real memory?