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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.19-rc1/2.5.25 provide dummy fsync() routine for directories on NFS mounts
On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 15:49, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> > I would love to know what IS guaranteed. This fsync() question keeps
> > cropping up, and as far as I know there is no authoritative statement
>
> Linus has explicitly stated what fsync on a directory does, during
> several of the thousands of cycling repeated flamewars generated by MTA
> authors

That requires explicitly porting applications to Linux and is
unreasonable to expect from a usability point of view.

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Matthias Andree
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