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H. Peter Anvin writes:

> This would leave no way (without introducing new interfaces) to write,
> for example, the boot block on an ext2 filesystem. Note that the
> bootblock (defined as the first 1024 bytes) is not actually used by
> the filesystem, although depending on the block size it may share a
> block with the superblock (if blocksize > 1024).

The lack of coherency would screw this up anyway, doesn't it?
You have a block device, soon to be in the page cache, and
a superblock, also soon to be in the page cache. LILO writes to
the block device, while the ext2 driver updates the superblock.
Whatever gets written out last wins, and the other is lost.

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