Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 10:51:35 EST

In article <>,
Matthias Andree <> wrote:
>However, the remaining problem is being synchronous with respect to open
>(fixed for ext3 with your fsync() as I understand it), rename, link and
>unlink. With ext2, and as you write it, with ext3 as well, there is
>currently no way to tell when the link/rename has been committed to
>disk, unless you set mount -o sync or chattr +S or call sync() (the
>former is not an option because it's far too expensive).

Congratulations. You have been brainwashed by Dan Bernstein.

Use fsync() on the directory.

Logical, isn't it?

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