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Re: [PATCH, -stable RFC] xfs: fix periodic log flushing

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, -stable RFC] xfs: fix periodic log flushing
From: Andre Noll <maan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:51:37 +0100
Cc: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20121219033013.GH27055@xxxxxxx>
References: <20121218221616.GH15182@dastard> <20121218224022.GJ31273@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20121218232533.GJ15182@dastard> <20121219002145.GK31273@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20121219033013.GH27055@xxxxxxx>
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On Tue, Dec 18, 21:30, Ben Myers wrote:
> > Understood. Personally, I only care about 3.4 as this is the kernel we
> > are running on most of our production systems. Would you be willing
> > to submit the patch also for 3.4-stable if Matthias or myself
> > reproduced the issue on 3.4 and confirmed that the patch fixes the
> > problem there as well?
> We had some trouble getting particular area of code settled down over the
> course of a few releases.  Unfortunately we had some crashes on unmount during
> that time which were not immediately reproduceable and that adds another
> wrinkle to this.  
> Looks to me like 3.4 doesn't have the problem that Dave is trying to address
> here because it doesn't check for MS_ACTIVE in xfs_sync_worker.  You're 
> already
> good to go.

Excellent! Thanks a bunch for looking into this.

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