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SubjectRe: O_SYNC only on ext2?

On Wed, 01 Dec 1999 17:24:01 +0000, Jeff Garzik
<> said:

> In fcntl.h (via another MandrakeSoft hacker):
>> open/fcntl - O_SYNC is only implemented on blocks devices
>> and on files located on an ext2 file system

> Is this the case? I thought O_SYNC was independent of particular
> filesystems.

The handling of the O_SYNC flag in the file struct is in the VFS. The
honouring of that flag is up to the individual filesystems themselves.


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