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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 09:56:38AM +1000, matthew green wrote:
 > > Some of my changes occur hours after the last operations on the relevant
 > > filesystem (if I forget, sometimes even days) - there's no rational chance
 > > there is any unsync'd data (meta or otherwise) left anywhere.
 > when infact there can be unsync'd metadata for *years* given the
 > way atime updates are managed, even if the filesystem was 
 > completely idle since that time.
 > IMO, it's a bug in netbsd, and the only workaround is to attempt
 > to unmount the filesystem.

Yes, it's a bug. (It's even worse that the atimes are, at least in
some cases, then written with the current time rather than the actual
time of access.)

However, there's pretty much no way it's getting fixed for 5.0...

David A. Holland

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