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SubjectRe: Journaling: Surviving or allowing unclean shutdown?

On Saturday, January 06, 2001 09:09:51 PM +0100 Stefan Traby
<> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 08:57:26PM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
>> reply. Sure, you can do virtual log replays, but for example the reiserfs
>> log is currently 32mb. Pinning down that much memory for a virtual log
>> reply is not possible on low-memory machines.
> Nobody with working brain would read it completely into memory.
> One just put the block-# that are in the journal into a hash-table
> and read the block out of the journal when it's requested.
> Because there may be multiple copies of the same block in the
> journal, one should take the newest one that can be found in
> the last commited transaction.
> IMHO Chris Mason already wrote such code, at least he talked about
> it...
Talked about it, but never wrote it. However, I know there was code to do
this for grub, I'm not sure if it ever made it into their releases.


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