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    SubjectRe: open(.. O_DIRECT ..) difference in between Linux and FreeBSD ..
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    Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 01:12:57AM +0200, Rob van Nieuwkerk wrote:
    > > FYI:
    > > It appears that somewhere between RH kernels 2.4.18-27.7.x and 2.4.20-18.9
    > > something has changed so that my application needs a O_SYNC too besides
    > > the O_DIRECT to make sure that writes will be synchronous. If I leave
    > > the O_SYNC out with 2.4.20-18.9 the write will happen physically 35
    > > seconds after the write() was done.
    >
    > O_DIRECT is nothing but a hint and the 2.4.20-18.9 kernel decides to not
    > honor it

    Hi Arjan,

    Do you mean that the 2.4.20-18.9 kernel always ignores the O_DIRECT flag ?

    greetings,
    Rob van Nieuwkerk
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