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bug #17123: not unmounting file systems on system halt

Submitted by:  Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Submitted on:  Mon 17 Jul 2006 09:09:30 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
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Mon 17 Jul 2006 09:56:04 AM UTC, comment #1:

21:12 < youpi> Mmm, ext2fs doesn't seem to have a S_startup_dosync() handler, is that intended ? I'm not sure it performs sync on shutdown
21:13 < youpi> I mean, if I call sync before halt for shutting my hurd box down, I have not error on reboot fsck
21:13 < youpi> else I have quite some
21:14 < tschwinge> youpi: I can confirm that behaviour.
21:14 < antrik> that would explain a lot...
21:14 < youpi> and between sync and halt, some process could write on the disk, so calling sync by hand isn't a solution
21:22 < antrik> well, someone claimed the hurd ext2fs is written in such a manner that the data on disk should be consistent at any time... if that's the case, maybe sync wasn't considered necessary, or something
21:23 < youpi> !
21:23 < youpi> yeah, data is consistent
21:23 < youpi> I've not noticed any data loss
21:24 < youpi> but deleted but memory-living inodes are not deleted on the disk
21:24 < youpi> "deleted but memory-living", I meant
21:26 < youpi> (hence the "deleted inode xxx has zero dtime" fsck correction)
21:28 < bing> youpi: ogi would be a great guy to ask this questoin of
21:28 < youpi> and what about memory-mapped files ?
21:28 < youpi> they need be flushed
21:34 < youpi> hum, sorry yet, ext2fs has one, coming from libdiskfs, but
21:35 < youpi> how is it that we still have errors ? :)
21:36 < antrik> ?
21:38 < youpi> libdiskfs has a S_startup_dosync() which calls diskfs_sync_everything() in ext2, which should do the work
21:42 < antrik> ah, OK

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
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Mon 17 Jul 2006 09:09:30 AM UTC, original submission:

14:57 <youpi> schlesix: the non-umounting file system on system halt is not easy
14:57 <youpi> because for now tasks are not all killed
14:58 <youpi> (that's why you get "deleted inode foo has zero dtime: try touch blip, mmap("blip");pause() &, rm blip, blip will be a deleted inode with zero dtime (because the program running mmap() is still alive when ext2fs gets killed)

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
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