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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] libnvdimm: re-enable deep flush for pmem devices
Dave Jiang <> 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 <>

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