Re: [PATCH 1/2] miss-sync changes on attributes (Re: [PATCH2/2][FAT] miss-sync issues on sync mount (miss-sync on utime))

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Oct 12 2005 - 01:11:37 EST

"Machida, Hiroyuki" <machida@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> > Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> >
> >
> >>However there's not much point in writing a brand-new function when
> >>write_inode_now() almost does the right thing. We can share the
> >>implementation within fs-writeback.c.
> >
> >
> > Indeed. We use the generic_osync_inode() for it?
> Please let me confirm.
> Using generic_osync_inode(inode, NULL, OSYNC_INODE) instaed of
> sync_inode_wodata(inode) is peferable for changes on fs/open.c,
> even it would write data. Is it correct?

I don't know. It depends on what you're actually trying to do, and I don't
recall anyone having described that!
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