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SubjectRe: [MC] [CHECKER] Do ext2, jfs and reiserfs respect mount -o sync/dirsync option?
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Junfeng Yang wrote:

> 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.)

I forget to mention, we are mainly looking for crash-recovery bugs. The
warnings can trigger this way:
1. do several file system operations
2. "crash" the test machine
3. get the crashed disk image, run fsck to recover
4. mount the recovered disk image

I'm able to reproduce the same warnings on ext2 using the following

system("sudo umount /dev/hda9");
system("/sbin/mke2fs /dev/hda9");
system("sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/hda9 /mnt/sbd1 -o sync,dirsync");
creat("/mnt/sbd1/0002", 0777);
mkdir("/mnt/sbd1/0003", 0777);
// unplug your power cord here :) then use e2fsck to recover
uname -a shows
Linux notus 2.6.8-1-686 #1 Thu Nov 25 04:34:30 UTC 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

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