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Re: [PATCH] ext2fs and large stores (> 1.5G)

From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext2fs and large stores (> 1.5G)
Date: 04 May 2003 20:38:55 -0400
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> Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > I think it makes the most sense to clear the dirty bit in
> > disk_pager_write_page.  This is when you are really flushing it to
> > backing store.
> This is attractive idea but the thing that stopped me to use it was
> that pages can be flushed in _pokel_exec without actual call to
> disk_pager_write_page.

How?  If a page is flushed and it is dirty, it *will* be returned via

>  Thinking again about it, disk_cache_clear can
> be called in _pokel_sync when !sync.  I'll try this and if it works
> fine I'll upload new snapshot tomorrow.

I still believe this appoarch is wrong.  Please convince me otherwise.

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