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Re: how to flush an XFS filesystem

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Subject: Re: how to flush an XFS filesystem
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 15:19:51 -0800
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On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 11:11:45AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> This issues has been discussed before and I cannot find a solution.
> We have the challenge to create the Grub menu.lst file and
> immediately reboot afterwards. XFS will probably not flush the file
> in time, so when Grub accesses the device directly, the file does
> not yet exist. Only mounting the device causes the log to be played,
> but that's not possible before Grub.

the solution is to fix grub not to access the device directly during
installation.  it already has code to do its installation without
direct device access.

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Ethan Benson
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