Subject: Re: Extension of fsync_range() to permit forcing disk cache flushing
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/17/2004 12:09:30
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> If instead we force fsync() and fsync_range() to always clear the cache,
> we prevent admins from being able to decide what is safe-enough.

BTW, I don't want fsync() and fsync() range to flush the entire cache; I
just want them to flush the part of the cache that contains the data I
care about.  Yes, I know that caches usually don't have a way of doing
that, but if they did, then it would be good enough.

--apb (Alan Barrett)