Test patch for sleep on Aluminium PowerBooks
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Nov 23 09:20:53 EST 2004
> Does this patch do, or should have to do, anything special to
> "normalize" the mounted filesystems before sleep? When I patched the
> kernel first, I was running XFS, and of course that is notorious for
> file corruptions with power abnormalities on a system. I started to
> get really odd file corruptions, where 'ls file' would should the
> file, but 'ls -l file' would not.
I though xfs was supposed to be journaled ? Yes, the sleep code will
sync all disks before sleep. You should update to patch #4 though, there
have been number of problems fixes since then.
> I switched to ReiserFS (v3) now, and have seen symptoms like this
> problem caused appear once more (but not to the extent that XFS showed
> [where I thought my system was disintegrating before my eyes]).
Hrm... reiserfs is evil, ask any sane kernel hacker :) Why not ext3 ?
> Is there something that was overlooked in the patch, or something that
> I'm overlooking that needs to be done?
> If filesystems do not need to be "normalized" at sleep, what
> filesystems are known to work? (Hesistant about ext3, as it's quite
> slow, imho, but I'll go that route if needed, I suppose).
It's not that slow ...
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