Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 16:29:47 EST

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

> > I didn't check if POSIX folks have thought of that.
> Nice addition. Easier to use than fsync() - no need to
> open the file - and probably easier to implement in the
> kernel because this way we'll be handing the whole path
> to the kernel, whereas fsync() would have the dubious
> task of finding out how this file can be traced all the
> way down from the root of the filesystem.

If I understand SUS v2 correctly, fsync() must sync meta data
corresponding to the file.

If Linux ext2 doesn't to that, it might be a good idea to change that so
it does.

Matthias Andree
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