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Re: kern/38057: ffs makes assuptions about devvp file system

The following reply was made to PR kern/38057; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Antti Kantee <>
Subject: Re: kern/38057: ffs makes assuptions about devvp file system
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:08:57 +0200

 On Tue Feb 19 2008 at 05:20:01 +0000, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
 >  > >Description:
 >  > ffs VFS_SYNC/VOP_FSYNC assumes that the device vnode the file system is 
 > mounted from will be ffs.  Otherwise correct routines will not be called, 
 > especially for softdep.  As a simple example, tmpfs relegates VOP_FSYNC to 
 > spec_fsync, which simply calls vflushbuf() without any regard for 
 > ffs_full_fsync() hoops and tricks.
 >  > >How-To-Repeat:
 >  > 
 >  > >Fix:
 >  PR/33406 is related.
 Indeed it is.  I was searching for fsync, sync etc. from gnats, but
 33406 is cleverly disguised under softdep ;)
 This is an even more obvious problem for some code yet to be checked in,
 that it is for softdep.  I was thinking if it could be fixed in a general
 manner by requiring that VBLK devvp has the properies of the file system
 it is used for instead of the file system that the node resides on.
 Antti Kantee <>                     Of course he runs 
     "la qualité la plus indispensable du cuisinier est l'exactitude"

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