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Re: synchronization of XFS

To: "IKARASHI, Seiichi" <ikarashi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: synchronization of XFS
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 04:47:51 -0800
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On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 04:41:52AM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> That sounds like something else.  sync() ensures dirty buffers are
> on-disk.  Even if you don't sync() you can still read-back using the
> buffer-cache/page-cache.

OK, I understand now.  Calling sync() multuple times is still
baindead.  How about umount/mount and see if that forces the data to

If so, please try a newer kernel as the sync paths were rewritten and
might fix your problem.

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