Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/11/1998 09:24:06
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 10:34:21 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> 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.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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