Takashi Sato wrote:
Ric Wheeler wrote:
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 08:53:37PM +0900, Takashi Sato wrote:
The timeout feature is added to "freeze ioctl" to solve a deadlock
when the freezer accesses a frozen filesystem. And new ioctl
to reset the timeout period is added to extend the timeout period.
For example, the freezer resets the timeout period to 10 seconds
seconds. In this approach, even if the freezer causes a deadlock by
accessing the frozen filesystem, it will be solved by the timeout
in 10 seconds and the freezer will be able to recognize that
at the next reset of timeout period.
And as with all previous posting I still fundamentally disagree about
the need of this functionality. We don't need a timeout for freezing.
I agree with Christoph here, I think that the timeout is unneeded.
I think that your concern is that the freezer cannot recognize the
of a timeout and it continues the backup process and the backup data is
If the freezer can recognize it by the unfreeze ioctl's errono, will
If so, I will implement it.
I think that is certainly part a big part of my concern.
Also note that the timeout seems to be quite low relative to say the
standard timeout for a SCSI device (30 seconds worst case).
In general, I am quite supportive of the patch series and think that
this is a great addition.