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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:
>
>
>>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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