[linux-lvm] fsync() and LVM

Joshua D. Drake jd at commandprompt.com
Mon Mar 16 22:51:27 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-16 at 16:53 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:

> The point of fsync() is for an application to know that a write has been 
> safely committed, as for example sendmail would do before acknowledging 
> to the sender that a message has been accepted.  The question isn't 
> whether an application can call fsync() but rather whether it's return 
> status is lying, making the underlying storage unsuitable for anything 
> that needs reliability.

Right and for databases this is critical. So enlightenment here would be


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