Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: Manuel BOUYER <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 19:09:09
On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Manuel BOUYER wrote:

> On Jun 11, Peter Svensson wrote
> > sources, but the linux man pages say that they support sychronous writes
> > on ext2fs, if mounted with that option.
> It does, but performances are a disaster. I get 1Mo/s writes on
> a linux mounted sync, about the same on the same filesystem under
> NetBSD, and 6Mo/s on a ffs under NetBSD - all on the same drive.

After reading the text it appears linux writes all data synchronously, and
not just the metadata with the sync option. There are actually three
distinct modes, which I for one would like toselect at mount time:
compleatly asyncronous mode, sync metadata and sync everything.