Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Richard A Nelson (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 13:32:48 EST

On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> In article <>,
> Alan Cox <> wrote:
> >> Go tell your opinion to those people that refuse to wrap their
> >> rename/link calls with open()/fsync() calls to the respective parents,
> >> particularly Daniel J. Bernstein, Wietse Z. Venema, among others. I
> >> don't possibly know all MTAs.

> Also, I think he eventually agreed on the logic of fsync() on the
> directory, and we even had a bug report (quickly fixed) for reiserfs
> because it got confused by it.

In looking at the synchronous directory options, I'm unsure as to
the 'real' status wrt fsync() on a directory:
        1) Does fsync() of a directory work on most/all current FS?
        2) Does it work on 2.2.x as well as 2.4.x?

Rick Nelson
"... being a Linux user is sort of like living in a house inhabited
by a large family of carpenters and architects. Every morning when
you wake up, the house is a little different. Maybe there is a new
turret, or some walls have moved. Or perhaps someone has temporarily
removed the floor under your bed." - Unix for Dummies, 2nd Edition
	-- found in the .sig of Rob Riggs,

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