[CentOS] OT: Caching synchronous writes

Sat Apr 24 16:43:07 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Ross Walker wrote:
> NFS should always be 'sync' if performance isn't good, then your  
> storage isn't good.

Why demand sync on remote storage when you typically don't have it locally? 
Programs that need transactional integrity should know when to fsync() and for 
anything else there's not much difference whether you crash before or after a 
write() was issued in terms of it not completing.

   Les Mikesesll
    lesmikesell at gmail.com