[PATCH] ubifs: Add freeze support

Amir Goldstein amir73il at gmail.com
Mon May 29 03:04:22 PDT 2017

On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at> wrote:
> Amir, Hyunchul,
> Am 29.05.2017 um 07:40 schrieb Amir Goldstein:
>> On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 7:40 AM, Hyunchul Lee <hyc.lee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> and I missed the following case.
>>> in some embedded systems, clean-up for shutdown should be fast.
>>> during this clean-up, freeze file system to guarantee integrity.
>>> umount with MNT_DETACH is not suitable because of not killing tasks.
> more details please, UBIFS is designed to survive a power-cut/reboot/etc.
> at any time. How would it corrupt?
>> Interesting point. It seems that good old "sync; reboot" does not cut
>> it anymore.
>> Not even emergency remount read-only sysrq trigger.
>> Some of you may have been following this thread on fsdevel:
>> https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-xfs/msg06953.html
>> Probably less have been following this longer thread on xfs list:
>> https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-xfs/msg06883.html
> Well, UBIFS is a bit different.
> The UBIFS journal is not an add-on feature, you have to replay it in
> any case. Otherwise you're facing corrupted data.

Yes, I suppose you are right.
I guess there is no equivalent of mount -oro,{norecovery,noload} for

I don't know the ubifs journal implementation details.
Can ubifs_run_commit() when writers are frozen contribute to
shorter journal replay time after boot with some workloads?


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