Re: journaling filesystem

Rik van Riel (
Fri, 15 May 1998 02:49:23 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 14 May 1998, Pierre Phaneuf wrote:

> > flushes stuff to disk every 60 secs. And while I suppose it's possible,
> > I've never (in the last 3.5 years) detected a case in which user data was
> > corrupted or lost. But then again, I don't work in support. :)
> Oh yes? Doesn't that make it slighly less useful? If it doesn't protect
> the data itself? But then, I don't know much about the exact workings of
> fsck, but I think it only checks for the filesystem coherency, right?
> Which would happen to be only metadata, not the user data...

This can be solved quite simple:
On round 1, we flush user data only.
On round 2, we flush the round-1 metadata and the round-2 user data.
On round 3...

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