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Re: [linux-lvm] snapshot of Reiserfs

Patrick writes:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 11:19:51PM -0500, lvm winux com wrote:
> > I am using LVM 0.9.1 beta 5 on Linux 2.4.1 with Reiserfs.
> > I have applied both of the following patches:
> > 
> > 0.9.1_beta5/PATCHES/lvm-0.9.1_beta5-2.4.1.patch
> > 0.9.1_beta5/PATCHES/linux-2.4.1-VFS-lock.patch
> > 
> > Snapshots created when the filesystem is active cannot be mounted.
> > If I `umount' the filesystem before creating the snapshot, all is well.
> Did you remember to uncomment LVM_VFS_ENHANCEMENT in lvm.c ?

Given that the VFS support for the *unlockfs methods is included in 2.4.1,
this should probably become something like:

/* lvm_do_lv_create calls fsync_dev_lockfs()/unlockfs() */
/* Need to apply a kernel patch to add lockfs/unlockfs VFS methods */

Also, if the sync_supers_lockfs() method is changed to call write_super()
if write_super_lockfs() doesn't exist, like:

 		if (sb->s_dev && (!dev || dev == sb->s_dev))
-			if (sb->s_op && sb->s_op->write_super_lockfs)
-				sb->s_op->write_super_lockfs(sb);
+			if (sb->s_op) {
+				if (sb->s_op->write_super_lockfs)
+					sb->s_op->write_super_lockfs(sb);
+				else if (sb->s_op->write_super)
+					sb->s_op->write_super(sb);
+			}

then in lvm_do_lv_create we only need to call either fsync_dev() OR
fsync_dev_lockfs(), instead of calling both like is currently done.

		/* VFS call to sync and lock the filesystem (if possible) */
		/* sync the original logical volume */

Cheers, Andreas
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                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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