Subject: Re: wd, disk write cache, sync cache, and softdep.
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2004 13:56:46
On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 10:48:09AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 01:03:41AM -0600, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> > huh? I'm not understanding what FUA means then. I had assumed that
> > setting FUA on a write means "this write must actually be written before
> > this command returns". I don't see how that enforces an ordering on A1 and
> > A2 if A3 has that set.
> The code that issues A1 does not issue A2 until A1 is done. i.e. there is
> some thread waiting for the completion.
How can it know A1 is done if there's no way to tell the drive to
flush its cache? A possible timeline I see is:
send A1, drive says OK,
send A2, drive says OK,
send A3+FUA, drive writes A3 (due to FUA), drive says OK,
drive writes A2, drive writes A1