[lkml]   [2004]   [Aug]   [18]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [RFC] ext3 documentation (lack of)
On Tuesday 17 August 2004 17:59, you wrote:
> +commit=nrsec (*) Ext3 can be told to write all its data and metadata
> + every 'nrsec' seconds. The default value is 5 seconds.
> + This means that if you lose your power, you will lose,
> + as much, the latest 5 seconds of work. This default
> + value (or any low value) will hurt performance, but
> + it's good for data-safety. Setting it to 0 disables it.
> + Disabling it or setting it to very large values will
> + improve performance,

Setting commit to zero doesn't seem to disable it, judging from my local source.

super.c has:
case Opt_commit:
if (match_int(&args[0], &option))
return 0;
if (option < 0)
return 0;
if (option == 0)
sbi->s_commit_interval = HZ * option;

Where JBD_DEFAULT_COMMIT_AGE is defined to 5 in include/linux/jbd.h. So it
seems that setting it to zero will just set it to the default commit interval
of 5 seconds. Am I missing something?

[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:05    [W:0.041 / U:0.096 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site