also sprach Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx> [2005.07.10.0612 +0200]:
> OK. Can you remount-readonly before you reboot? That is what
> is done for the root filesystem before a clean shutdown... and
> that flushes everything with no log recovery being required at
I have considered this and will have to look into it.
> (I assume by "immediately reboot" above, you are not doing a clean
> system shutdown for some reason? why not, out of curiousity?)
> > The problem is that xfs_freeze -f says it would flush everything to
> > the disk, but it does not. Not even waiting for 20 seconds after
> > calling xfs_freeze works. If xfs_freeze does not do the trick and
> > sync does not work for XFS,
> I'm curious in what way xfs_freeze did not work here?
> And to clarify your statement above ("sync does not work for XFS"),
> sync works just fine on XFS, it just doesn't do what Grub incorrectly
> assumes it will do.
Right. So for me 'sync' means to flush to disk after which even
direct hardware access would find the data.
> "mount -oremount,ro ..." is guaranteed to do that, and is
> a filesystem independent way of doing things, so seems like
> a better solution. xfs_freeze should also do so, so I'm a bit
> surprised by your assertion there ... what was your test case
> where something was not flushed?
Here's the rundown:
Grub menu file is changed
kernel freezer is activated
filesystems are left untouched
system is shut down
grub starts and /boot has not been flushed.
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