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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.29
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> I disagree with this approach. If fsync() means anything other than "Get
> my data on disk and then return" then we're breaking guarantees to
> applications.

Due to lack of storage dev writeback cache flushing, we are indeed
breaking that guarantee in many situations...

> The problem is that you're insisting that the only way
> applications can ensure that their requests occur in order is to use
> fsync(), which will achieve that but also provides guarantees above and
> beyond what the majority of applications want.

That remains a true statement... without the *sync* syscalls, you
still do not have a _guarantee_ writes occur in a certain order.


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