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Re: ffs fsync patch - block devices and wapbl

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:38:00AM +0200, Juergen Hannken-Illjes wrote:
> Block devices have two different properties.  First they are device nodes
> having access times etc. and reside on a file system.  Second they may have
> a file system mounted on them.  With WAPBL it is important to handle these
> properties separately.
> Relevant PRs are 41189, 41192, 41977, 42149, 42551, 44377 and 44746 at least.
> The attached diff should solve these problems by:
> - Replace the ugly sync loop in ffs_full_fsync() with vflushbuf().  This
>   loop is a left-over of softdeps and not needed anymore.
> - Merge ffs_vfs_fsync() with ffs_full_fsync() so we have only on operation
>   whether the request comes from ffs or from other file system via 
> - Take care which mount to test for WAPBL -- v_mount to update the times and
>   wapbl_vptomp() to update the dirty blocks.  Never update times when called
>   by VFS_FSYNC().
> Comments or objections?

You mean we don't have to get a devfs to fix this rather serious problem? :-)

        Jonathan Kollasch

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