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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.29
On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 13:05:32 +0200 Janne Grunau <> wrote:

> MythTV calls fsync every few seconds on ongoing recordings to prevent
> stalls due to large cache writebacks on ext3.

It should use sync_file_range(SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WRITE). That will

- have minimum latency. It tries to avoid blocking at all.

- avoid writing metadata

- avoid syncing other unrelated files within ext3

- avoid waiting for the ext3 commit to complete.

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