Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/11/1998 09:24:06
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 10:34:21 -0400 
 "Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:

 > This whole thing does make one wonder, however, about how a system
 > like this behaves normally in a crash. We aren't *supposed* to need to 
 > do special stuff in order to assure that stuff like metadata is
 > cleanly out after a sync()....

...well, the file system can't really tell if the device underneath
is actually putting the bits on the metal.

I like Chris's idea of a generic "make sure the data is sync'd" ioctl
that the buffer cache and/or file system code can use.

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