On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 09:28:08PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> Well, conceptually it sounds like a piece of cake, technically your guess is
> as good as mine. IIRC, akpm once mentioned something like this.
How much have you looked at the VFS? There's nothing journalling-related
in the VFS right now. ext3 and XFS share no common journalling code,
nor do I think that would be possible, due to the very different concepts
they have of journalling.
Here's a good hint:
$ find fs -type f |xargs grep -l journal_start
JBD and JBD2 provide a journalling implementation that ext3, ext4 and
ocfs2 use. Note that XFS doesn't, it has its own journalling code.
If you want XFS to support data=ordered, talk to the XFS folks. Or
start picking through XFS yourself, of course -- you do have the source
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