fs: push sync_filesystem() down to the file system's remount_fs()
Theodore Ts'o [Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:14:33 +0000 (10:14 -0400)]
Previously, the no-op "mount -o mount /dev/xxx" operation when the
file system is already mounted read-write causes an implied,
unconditional syncfs().  This seems pretty stupid, and it's certainly
documented or guaraunteed to do this, nor is it particularly useful,
except in the case where the file system was mounted rw and is getting
remounted read-only.

However, it's possible that there might be some file systems that are
actually depending on this behavior.  In most file systems, it's
probably fine to only call sync_filesystem() when transitioning from
read-write to read-only, and there are some file systems where this is
not needed at all (for example, for a pseudo-filesystem or something
like romfs).

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
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Change-Id: Ie6fc68d845b0d327f56e4da91a8a9ba0673e5d5e
Reviewed-on: http://git-master/r/1154516
Reviewed-by: Ian Chang <ianc@nvidia.com>
Tested-by: Ian Chang <ianc@nvidia.com>

fs/ext4/super.c

index a6b8d67..3c2919d 100644 (file)
@@ -4844,6 +4844,8 @@ static int ext4_remount(struct super_block *sb, int *flags, char *data)
 #endif
        char *orig_data = kstrdup(data, GFP_KERNEL);
 
+       sync_filesystem(sb);
+
        /* Store the original options */
        old_sb_flags = sb->s_flags;
        old_opts.s_mount_opt = sbi->s_mount_opt;