Alternative Boot Loaders

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed May 7 11:51:57 BST 2008

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:38:53AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:

> The XFS item has been disputed from the start, and I can only repeat
> what I've always said regarding it. The problem here is that XFS skates
> close to the edge of what the POSIX specification allows a file system
> to do; in particular it cannot be forced to write data to disk by any
> action short of unmounting and remounting the file system 

My understanding was that sync would get it onto disk, but didn't 
guarantee that it was on the filesystem rather than in the journal. Not 
that this helps lilo in any way, but...

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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