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SubjectRe: All the problems with 2.2.8/2.3.x and bdflush/update
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Zack Weinberg wrote:

>Boot with init=/bin/sh to do manual filesystem repairs, reboot immediately
>afterward, discover that NONE of the writes hit the disk, and then tell me
>this is a feature.

update _can't_ save you from losing data if you will reboot fast enough.
You must always run a sync before reboot to make blockdev happy.

Andrea Arcangeli

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