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Date:	Mon, 3 Nov 2008 13:48:40 -0800
From:	Arthur Jones <ajones@...erbed.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	"sandeen@...hat.com" <sandeen@...hat.com>,
	"linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org" <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
	"sct@...hat.com" <sct@...hat.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext3: wait on all pending commits in ext3_sync_fs

Hi Andrew, ...

On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 12:37:50PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> [...]
> OK.  But still, questions remain.
> 
> - should we clear s_dirt if log_wait_commit() didn't work?
> 
> - ext3_force_commit() clears s_dirt also

I'm not sure if it makes sense, but ATM I don't think it
hurts anything given that ext3_write_super is just sb->s_dirt = 0;

> - should ext3_sync_fs() be dropping the ext3_force_commit() return
>   value on the floor?

Something like this (tested)?

diff --git a/fs/ext3/super.c b/fs/ext3/super.c
index 2b48b85..743acf1 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/super.c
@@ -2386,13 +2386,15 @@ static void ext3_write_super (struct super_block * sb)
 
 static int ext3_sync_fs(struct super_block *sb, int wait)
 {
+	int ret = 0;
+
 	sb->s_dirt = 0;
 	if (wait)
-		ext3_force_commit(sb);
+		ret = ext3_force_commit(sb);
 	else
 		journal_start_commit(EXT3_SB(sb)->s_journal, NULL);
 
-	return 0;
+	return ret;
 }
 
 /*

Arthur
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