Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 595813
virtio-blk doesn't handle barriers correctly
Last modified: 2013-01-09 17:37:05 EST
Before issuing the barrier to the block driver we need to flush our oustanding queue of write requests, as the flush is supposed to be issued after them.
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Could you please some suggestions on how we could verify this bug?
Your best bet is probably to put load on the file system and then cut off host
power. You might see some corruption then. But note that this fix is based on
code review, not on a concrete bug report.
Christoph, any better idea how to systematically provoke a failure without the
we have to test runner with virtio blk since -69.el6:
setting to closed.