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Re: [patch] fix the ext3 data=journal unmount bug



On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 00:52, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 
> 
> This patch fixes the data loss which can occur when unmounting a
> data=journal ext3 filesystem.
> 
> The core problem is that the VFS doesn't tell the filesystem enough
> about what is happening.  ext3 _needs_ to know the difference between
> regular memory-cleansing writeback and sync-for-data-integrity
> purposes.
> 

What happens when the user does a sync() immediately after kupdate
trigger a write_super?

Since ext3_write_super just clears s_dirt, I don't see how sync_fs()
will get called.

-chris
 





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