[linux-lvm] fsync() and LVM

Joshua D. Drake jd at commandprompt.com
Tue Mar 17 15:33:23 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-16 at 15:51 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 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
> good.


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