Dave Jiang <dave.ji...@intel.com> writes:
> Re-enable deep flush so that users always have a way to be sure that a write
> does make it all the way out to the NVDIMM. The PMEM driver writes always
> make it "all the way to the NVDIMM", and it relies on the ADR mechanism to
> flush the write buffers on power failure. Deep flush is there to explicitly
> flush those write buffers to protect against (rare) ADR failure.
> This change prevents a regression in deep flush behavior so that applications
> can continue to depend on fsync() as a mechanism to trigger deep flush in the
> filesystem-dax case.
That's still very confusing text. Specifically, the part where you say
that pmem driver writes always make it to the DIMM. I think the
changelog could start with "Deep flush is there to explicitly flush
write buffers...." Anyway, the fix looks right to me.
Reviewed-by: Jeff Moyer <jmo...@redhat.com>