Is there anyway to mount with less latency on the writes?
Systems Architect, CCNA
On Fri, 11 May 2001, Marc Jauvin wrote:
> I understand, but the file should have been kept to its original state, no? I
> had garbage all over the file after the reset...
> Russell Cattelan wrote:
> > Marc Jauvin wrote:
> >> This message was sent from http://linux-xfs.sgi.com/projects/xfs/
> >> ----
> >> I installed XFS 1.0 for RedHat 7.1 and everything is great... until I did
> >> the
> >> following:
> >> make modification to /etc/fstab, and IMMEDIATELY after saving the
> >> modifications, I hit the reset button; when the system reboots, the
> >> /etc/fstab is baddly corrupted and XFS does not fix it (end up using the
> >> linux rescue disk to fix fstab manually\)
> >> I could reproduce the bug 2 times;
> >> Any idea\?
> > Yes don't do that.
> > XFS uses delayed allocation / delayed write by default any data written
> > immediacy before a crash probably won't be on
> > disk, this is known behavior and isn't considered a bug, it's a trade off.
> > Full sync mode on file systems is much safer and gives more likely hood of
> > data integrity. caches gives much better
> > performance but has the potential of losing cached data in the event of a
> > crash.
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