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    SubjectRe: [CHECKER] Do ext2, jfs and reiserfs respect mount -o sync/dirsync option?
    On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:33:40PM -0800, Junfeng Yang wrote:
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    > Hi,
    >
    > FiSC (our file system checker) emits several warnings on ext2, jfs and
    > reiserfs, complaining that diretories or files are lost while FiSC
    > believes they should already be persistent on disk. (ext3 behaves
    > correctly.)
    >
    > All warnings boil down to a single cause: when these file systems are
    > mounted -o sync or dirsync, dirty blocks are still written out
    > asynchronously. It appears to me that these mount options don't have any
    > effect on these file systems. Is this the intended behavior?

    I don't believe so. The sync option should definitionally make calls
    to fsync for integrity redundant. This probably got broken ages ago
    for ext2 in one of the many buffer/page cache refactorings.

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