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SubjectRe: fsync delays for a long time.
On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > fsync on a very large file is very slow on the 2.2 kernels
> >
> > This could very well be due to request allocation starvation.
> > fsync is sleeping in __get_request_wait() while bonnie keeps
> > on stealing all the requests.
> That may amplify it but in the 2.2 case fsync on any sensible sized file
> is already horribly performing. It hits databases like solid quite badly
please elaborate on "sensible sized". In my case it is less then 20MB.
Alexander N. Moibenko, Integrated Systems Development, CD, Fermilab
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