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

On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 21:49:58 +1000
Dave Chinner <david fromorbit com> wrote:

> (e) none of the above.  The kernel compilation will appear to pause
> until the filesystem is unfrozen. No other visible effect should
> occur. It will get blocked in a write or filesystem transaction
> because the fs is frozen.
> Look at vfs_check_frozen() - any call to that will block if the
> filesystem is frozen or being frozen. The generic hook is in
> __generic_file_aio_write_nolock() and various other filesystems have
> calls in their specific write paths (fuse, ntfs, ocfs2, xfs, xip) to
> do this.

yeah and mmap doesn't happen
> For all other modifications, filesystem specific methods of
> blocking transactions are used. XFS uses vfs_check_frozen() in
> xfs_trans_alloc(), ext3 (and probably ocfs2) do it via
> their ->write_super_lockfs method calling journal_lock_updates(),
> ext4 via jbd2_lock_updates() and so on....

and what if it's the process that you need to unfreeze the fs later?
Good luck.

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