[CentOS] Cnetos 5.4 ext3 question...

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 04:34:26 UTC 2009


Ross Walker wrote:
> On Dec 28, 2009, at 1:41 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Did linux ever get a working fsync() or does it still flush the entire
>> filesystem buffer?
> 
> Working, meaning reliable, or the ability to sync a memory range  
> instead of the whole file system? There is sync_page_range() to only  
> sync only a range, but I think the biggest issue is whether it  
> actually assures it makes it to disk or just out of memory.

I mean the ability to sync only the buffer associated with the single file 
specified by the file descriptor in the argument - without waiting for a bunch 
of other unrelated and irrelevant data to sync along with it.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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