Re: [PATCH] extend e2fsprogs functionality to add EXT2_FLAG_DIRECToption

From: Michal Novotny
Date: Tue Jan 12 2010 - 11:51:54 EST

On 01/12/2010 05:47 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 05:43:21PM +0100, Michal Novotny wrote:
So, do you think the problem is in the Xen backend drivers and to make
it working right in Xen the driver fix is needed?
Yes, the Xen blkback driver just submits I/O directly without using
the right interfaces to force cache coherency. It might be relatively
easy to hack a call in to flush all caches when it starts up, but given
how it bypasses all abstractions it's almost impossible to give full
coherency as if using the normal block device interfaces.

Ok, this way the fix to the drivers should be done. Thanks for your investigation. I just forwarded your reply to other members of my team.

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