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SubjectRe: ext[23]/lilo/2.5.{68,69,70} -- blkdev_put() problem?
Andy Pfiffer <> wrote:
> So now the important question: is it wrong to not sync_blockdev() until
> the count drops to 0?

Should be OK. The close will not sync anything if someone else has the
blockdev open (ie: there's a filesystem mounted there).

But sync() should certainly write everything out, and lilo does perform a

I'd be interested in seeing the contents of /proc/meminfo immediately after
the lilo run, see if there's any dirty memory left around.

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