On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 08:58:50PM +0900, IKARASHI, Seiichi wrote:
> I will try xfs_freeze
Don't bother. It won't help for what you want. I suggested it
becuase it wasn't clear at the time what you were doing.
> Because anaconda/booty fails to install grub into a XFS partition.
Why does this mean XFS takes a long time to sync then?
> Firstly anaconda executes "grub-install --just-copy", and executes
> sync() three times.
grub is braindead then. Calling sync() once should suffice.
> Then anaconda runs "grub --batch" to really install grub into MBR of
> the disk, but grub cannot find files which should have been already
> written in the partition by sync().
That sounds like something else. sync() ensures dirty buffers are
on-disk. Even if you don't sync() you can still read-back using the
> When I put 1 minutes of sleep() next to sync(), grub finds those
> files and is installed successfully.
I'm not sure I follow, but I'n not convinced it's XFS failing to
sync() to disk unless it's a really old tree.
> I'm using a kernel based on RHEL3.0 U1 (2.4.21-9.EL.i686) applied
> XFS 1.3.1 patch from http://www.oss.sgi.com/.
Hmm.... I think that should be OK. Have you tried CVS from
oss.sgi.com to see if that is any better?