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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 3/3] Add timeout feature



On Wed, 9 Jul 2008, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 08:13:21AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > This would mean that freeze and thaw will have to be done on the same
> > file descriptor, but this isn't unreasonable to expect, is it?
> 
> It is certainly not the current use case, where you run one command
> to freeze the filesystem and another one to unfreeze it.

So instead of

  freeze_fs mountpoint
  backup-command
  unfreeze_fs mountpoint

the user would have do to

  run_freezed mountpoint backup-command

I find the second one nicer, regardless of any reliability issues.

Miklos


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