Re: Device loses barrier support

From: Timothy Shimmin
Date: Fri Dec 05 2008 - 00:56:19 EST

Andi Kleen wrote:
> The write block with barrier bit varies, jbd/gfs2 do it synchronously
> too and xfs does it asynchronously (with io done callbacks), but
> in both cases they handle an EOPNOTSUPP comming out in the final
> io done.
Yes, XFS handles it, however,
it doesn't look like we currently propagate the EOPNOTSUPP
up to where we test it (not set for b_error).
Patch disscussed recently on xfs list to rectify this.


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