Subject: Re: Question: various bugs in sync()?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/1999 15:03:19
On Fri, 15 Jan 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:
: Hm. i just tried a "sync" on a large Solaris 2.6 box, and it took
: several seconds before the shell prompt came back....
Yes, Solaris 2.6 documents the behavior we have:
The writing, although scheduled, is not necessarily com-
pleted before sync() returns. The fsync function completes
the writing before it returns.
Not that I'm advocating keeping it that way in all cases, but just as a POI.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)