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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] vfs: Fix sys_sync() and fsync_super() reliability
    On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 03:07:24PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
    > > Another thing I want to do in this area is sort out the meaning of
    > > write_super. I'd really prefer to have every filesystem implement
    > > ->sync_fs for actual data-integerity syncs, and only leave ->write_super
    > > for the periodic writeouts, as the current implementation is extrenly
    > > confusing and causes a lot of trouble for filesystems doing their own
    > > periodic sb writeback.
    > Yes, that would be nice but I guess it's a partly a separate issue
    > (and has to touch a lot of filesystems). I'll keep write_supers() call in
    > the next version of the patch so that this split isn't made harded by it.

    Yeah, separate issue. We need to do this sync massaging in a couple of
    small steps..



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