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Re: [PATCH 0/5] fix sync (test 182, grub)

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Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] fix sync (test 182, grub)
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:33:36 -0400
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Can I motivate anyone for some reviews?

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:03:05AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Revisit Dave's prototype to make sync equivalent to freeze, that is make
> sure not only we have all data on disk, but also the metadata in the right
> place and not requite a log recovery.  That fixes test 182 and should also
> help with the frequent grub complaints.
> 
> The patches require Jan Kara's sync rewrite on -fsdevel and lkml
> (http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0904.2/03643.html)
> so that sync actually calls into the filesystem in the correct order
> for the various parts of sync activity.
> 
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