Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 19:28:34 EST

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> Hmmm, then maybe we'd just want some flag to fsync()
> telling the kernel to also sync the parent directory
> of the file and do whatever it needs to do to get the
> rename() or link() committed ?

Heck, you can't tell the kernel to do rename/link/open/unlink
synchronously in-band. This list doesn't care for other OS's. The
semantics FreeBSD (e. g.) offers ARE indeed documented.

This won't work out without kernel support. Portable reliability doesn't
come for free.

chattr +S is bad (slow). bloating all applications to include every
possible brain fart that the random FS inventor let go is even worse.
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