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Re: [opensuse] Re: XFS and openSUSE 12.1
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:00:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <1371045629.16366.26.camel@acme.pacific>
On Wed, 2013-06-12 at 06:53 -0400, Anton Aylward wrote:
Carlos E. R. said the following on 06/11/2013 08:03 AM:
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On 2013-06-11 13:52, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
On Tue, 2013-06-11 at 12:31 +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:

Indeed I have not. Instead I have demonstrated that it is
independent of the file system as the same behavior happens with
ext4. If the problem was limited to xfs, then I think they could

They can help in any case :-)

Even if it affects other filesystems, they will know why it affects
their filesystem.

Of course it affects all file systems.
Of Roger had continued he'd have found it affects ReiserFS, BtrFS and more.

When I saw it was XFS and EXT4, and that a VM setting effected it, I
felt it was not FS-specific.

Its about the way the SYSTEM caches data. Its not the file system.

Of course the cache doesn't go away when he uses sync!
Why should it? Its a cache not a buffer.

Instead, it grows and grows...

Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

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