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Re: ext3 issue on powerpc with benh kernel

On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 06:30:07PM +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> OoO Lors de la soir?e naissante du samedi 12 octobre 2002, vers 18:03,
> christophe barbe <christophe@cattlegrid.net> disait:
> > Is it a known issue with ext3 on powerpc ?
> This issue is not powerpc specific, it is related to every journaled
> filesystems : regularly, the journal is flushed and a mark is issued
> to say that the journal is clean from this point. For ext3, this is
> done every five seconds.

I have not noticed that with my x86 laptop but it's perhaps because the HD in my
powerpc laptop is louder.
That said I don't understand why there would be somthing to flush when
there is no activity on the system.

> A new feature will be added for 2.4.20 which will allow to increase
> this delay at mount time. 

The benh kernel is a 2.4.20pre9, is it already in there?

> Therefore, it will be possible to use ext3 with noflushd. It is not possible for the moment.

Wht is the realtion between being able to increase the timeout and being
able to use noflushd?

> You may find more information on this issue on the site of noflushd.

This one ?


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