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Re: [dm-devel] buffer/cache: Underlying device vs. mapper device

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 07:23:56PM +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 10:17:15PM +0100, Arno Wagner wrote:
> > The data read from /dev/hdX does not reflect the write to /dev/mapper/xx 
> > or only after a lot of data ( > main memory) has been written. Waiting
> > does not help. (After 1 hour still no change.)
> I've seen similar issues in 2.6 for a long time with loop devices 
> I use for testing needing to be flushed explicitly.
> (blockdev --flushbufs)
> I've not managed to find time to investigate yet.

O.K., so it is a problem and a known one. I can wait and use
"blockdev --flushbufs" in the meantime. Thanks for the hint.

I assume writes to the mapped device actually reach the physical
device, since otherwise people should have seen problems with
filesystems on mapper devices.

Arno Wagner, Dipl. Inform., CISSP --- CSG, ETH Zurich, wagner tik ee ethz ch 
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