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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Ext3 vs Reiserfs benchmarks
Hi,

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > or the blockdevice-level snapshots already implemented in Linux..
>
> That would require three atomic steps:
>
> 1. mount read-only, flushing all pending updates
> 2. take snapshot
> 3. mount read-write
>
> and then backup the snapshot. A snapshots of a live file system won't
> do, it can be as inconsistent as it desires -- if your corrupt target is
> moving or not, dumping it is not of much use.

Well, couldn't we just kindof lock the file system so that while backing
up no writes get through to the real filesystem? This will possibly
require a lot of memory (or another space to write to), but it might be
done?

Regards,
Thunder
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