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SubjectRe: ext3: kjournald and spun-down disks
On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> >
> > > Tell me if this is joyful:
> >
> > Haven't tried it yet, but I'm afraid I don't see what makes it actually
> > sync with the dirty buffer flush. Wouldn't it be better to export a chain
> > of flush funcs hung off a timer?
> It doesn't sync with kupdate.
> If you want to do that, just defeat the journal timer altogether. So:
> transaction->t_expires = jiffies + 1000000000;
> in get_transaction(). That way, kupdate's write_super() will
> run a commit every bdf_prm.b_un.interval jiffies.

Ok, so what's the theory behind the journal timer? Why would we want
ext3 journal flushed more or less often than ext2 metadata given that
they're of equivalent importance?

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