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Re: PATCH: Relax fdatasync checks to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008

Paul Ripke <> writes:

> Currently, fdatasync requires a file descriptor open for writing, as
> per IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004:
> The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor open for writing.
> While, IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (and later revisions):
> The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.

I didn't realize that there was a change in POSIX.  That makes things
quite different.

It would help if someone ran the entire atf test suite; you might
install py-anita to do so.

I am inclined to commit this change if there aren't objections.

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