Re: [PATCH 0/4] (RESEND) ext3[34] barrier changes

From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 19:36:12 EST

Eric Sandeen wrote:
> I'll propose that very close to 0% of users will ever report "having
> barriers off seems to have corrupted my disk on power loss!" even if
> that's exactly what happened. And it'd be very tricky to identify in a
> post-mortem.


Might it be possible for fsck to identify certain problems as likely
caused by power loss in misordered writes?

If metadata sectors had an update generation number, to be compared
with journal entries, perhaps that would be more feasible.

-- Jamie
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