[Bug 90042] Should be able to disable incessant sync()ing

Sami Liedes sliedes at cc.hut.fi
Sat Apr 19 02:12:55 BST 2008

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------- Additional Comments From sliedes cc hut fi  2008-04-19 03:12 -------
Hmm. I agree needless fsync()s are bad. Or does this cause some kind of breakage on nfs or something other weird stuff? Write caching is there for a reason, and it's plain stupid for normal applications to defeat it "just because".

I just used latencytop to measure fsync() times of >9 seconds on a heavily loaded machine with loads of memory for disk buffers, and that's exactly why I use write cache.

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