PATCH: Forcible delaying of UFS (soft)updates

Alfred Perlstein bright at
Sat Apr 12 13:32:25 PDT 2003

* Michael Sierchio <kudzu at> [030412 11:38] wrote:
> Marko Zec wrote:
> >- fsync() no longer flushes the buffers to disk, but returns immediately
> >instead;
> Any system that does this should be flushed down the toilet.  Softupdates
> already breaks transaction semantics of FFS by breaking 
> link()/unlink()/rename()
> etc.

How does it do that?

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