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Re: are quotas journaled?



On Sep 13 Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

>The attribute handling has been fixed in 2.4, but there's still one
>problem: the 2.4 quota code is not currently flushing quotas to disk
>on transaction commit, so the updates aren't atomic.  I added a
>writethrough mechanism for quota updates in 2.2 to deal with
>this, but that seems missing from the 2.4 port.  I will be fixing
>this by adding a mechanism to forcibly flush fs metadata out to the
>buffer cache when we commit a transaction --- we want that mechanism
>for inode updates anyway, as it will significantly improve the
>performance of inode flushing for ext3.

I have a little time to spare over the weekend, and I'm willing to test
patches (particularly against 0.9.9 :), if you'd like any testers.
(Journaled quotas would allow me not to have to use XFS on our new
mail/web server..)





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