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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] fs: Remove bogus wait in write_inode_now()
On Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 10:02:25AM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> inode_sync_wait() in write_inode_now() is just bogus. That function waits for
> I_SYNC bit to be cleared but writeback_single_inode() clears the bit on return
> so the wait is effectivelly a nop unless someone else submits the inode for
> writeback again. All the waiting write_inode_now() needs is achieved by using
> WB_SYNC_ALL writeback mode.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>

Loks good - I have the same in my patchkit to kill write_inode_now
(which I really need to get out soon).

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>

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