1

Delayed write scenario

view story
linux-howto

http://unix.stackexchange.com – I was reading the design of unix OS by Maurice J bach and had a confusion. Suppose a process requests for a buffer for disk block number 18. The kernel searches for a free buffer from the free list. Let the first buffer (say buffer for block number 5) in the free list be marked as delayed write. (hash function for hash queue=disk-block-number % 4) What will the kernel do from here onwards? From my understanding, the kernel will start writing the buffer with block number 5 to the disk, allocate the next buffer in the free list to the current process and reassign it to the correct hash queue. (HowTos)