# [arch-releng] [DRAFT] [archiso] Add archiso_shutdown hook.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Aug 26 14:24:33 EDT 2011

On 08/26/2011 06:58 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 26.08.2011 11:43, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>>> Hm, I did not see that, or misinterpreted it. Looks good, but ...
>>>
>>>> If you ask me how to do this is filesystem are built-in in kernel, I do
>>>> not know.
>>> Yes, it only works for modules. If we had refcounts for the block
>>> devices themselves, that would be great.
>> Yes look at /proc/devices for blocks devs then:
>> /sys/module/sd_mod/refcnt
>> /sys/module/loop/refcnt
>> etc, etc...
> Those are kernel modules, not block devices. Depending on kernel
> configuration, they might be present or not.
Sure those are an abstraction of block devices that you have (real or
virtual).
>
> What I am looking for is a counter for the block device itself (LVM
> shows the "open count", I would hope that is not dm-specific).
Not per device, but for the whole abstraction:

Again /sys/module/$blk/refcnt, but seems that needs an example to trust me: # exec 6< /dev/sda # cat /sys/module/sd_mod/refcnt 1 # exec 6< /dev/sda1 # cat /sys/module/sd_mod/refcnt 2 # exec 8< /dev/sdb # cat /sys/module/sd_mod/refcnt 3 > >>> In our kernel, we do not have built-in file systems, but it is still not >>> a generic solution. >>> >> Looks like we are going beyond what we can see... This is more >> heuristic, if you have already unmounted all filesystem, is the task of >> the kernel to flush buffers for each block device, then (if apply) sync >> device cache and stop it! > Sure, that is the kernel's job. But it would also be the kernel's job to > tell userspace when it actually finished doing so. That is another issue :) You can still use sysrq: for sysrq in S U; do echo$sysrq > /proc/sysrq-trigger ;done

the look for "Emergency Sync complete" and "mergency Remount complete"

but sounds something paranoid.

>> Anyway, so that everyone is happy and friendly, I will use non-lazy
>> optionIts working fine.
> In any case, the lazy umount looks useful for the general use case,
> beyond archiso, if we can solve this.
>
Yes, at least I, this is what I know.

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Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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