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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test10
Hi,

On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 07:49:37PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Nov 02, "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> >2.2 O_SYNC is actually broken too --- it doesn't sync all metadata (in
> >particular, it doesn't update the inode), but I'd rather fix that for
> >2.4 rather than change 2.2, as the main users of O_SYNC, databases,
> >are writing to preallocated files anyway.
> What about fsync(2)? Will it update metadata too?

Always. fdatasync() is permitted to skip timestamp updates, but
fsync() is not.

Cheers,
Stephen

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