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    SubjectRe: Does Linux sync(2) wait?
    Chris Wedgwood wrote:
    > On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 04:30:53PM +0100, Pascal Schmidt wrote:
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    >>No idea about NFS, but sync(1) does wait. When I push 500M out to my
    >>MO drive, the cp operation returns fairly quickly because I usually
    >>have more than 500M free memory. Then I run sync(1), which takes
    >>about 20 minutes before it returns.
    >>
    >
    > 20 minutes?!

    He did say it was a magneto-optical drive.

    Chris


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