debian unstable & ext3
lm at bitmover.com
Thu Aug 31 17:59:39 UTC 2006
Linux travis 2.6.15-1-686 #2 Mon Mar 6 15:27:08 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
on a laptop with ext3 on /
Some time ago things started getting weird in the following way: I do a
fairly normal hack, ^Z, make, test loop when developing and it seems
that vim is calling fsync or sync and that is then flushing everything
to disk. My tests create maybe 10 dozen files in ~30MB and for some
reason this is taking 4 seconds to flush.
I'm not sure if ext3, the kernel, or vim is the problem. I already
googled and set
in my .exrc but that hasn't helped.
Has anyone else seen this and do they have a work around? I'm about to
switch to reiserfs and that's a lot of fuss for what should be a simple
problem (I hope).
Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitkeeper.com
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