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Re: grub fails to properly sync xfs

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: grub fails to properly sync xfs
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 04:30:51 +0200
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On Friday 29 April 2005 23:34, David Everly wrote:
> Under XFS, sync() does not suffice to force data from the log/journal
> onto the disk so that the raw device can see it.  With XFS the data is
> only forced into the on-disk journal.  Instead, one must freeze to force
> it to completely write it to disk, and then immediately thaw to allow
> continued writing.

We know it, but we have already decided not to implement filesystem-specific 
system calls. We work around this problem in grub-install in a more generic 


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