Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 19:08:12 EST

On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > The standard is only useful if it specifies how to get data safely on
> > disk - it is quite explicit for fsync(), but you evidently cannot
> > fsync() a link().
> As Linus said, fsync() on the directory.

Relying on that to work on other operating systems is no better than
demanding synchronous meta data writes: relying on undocumented

If we spake about Linux-specific applications, that'd be okay, but we
speak about portable applications, and the diversity is bigger than
useful. Speed is not the only problem the OS has to solve.

Matthias Andree
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