write behind caching

Artyom V. Viklenko artem at mipk.kharkiv.edu
Thu Sep 18 07:49:12 PDT 2003

Mark Bojara wrote:

> Hello All,
> One of our clients is running a FreeBSD 4.8 server with Samba for his
> Windows based financial system. He is having problems that the index files
> get corrupt. He phoned support for the financial system they told him he
> must disable "Write behind caching" on the server, However this is for a
> M$ server. Is there something equivilent for FreeBSD?

You can try to change this parameters for directory share
on which those files are stored.

strict sync = yes
sync always = yes

It usually slows write operations but forces data writes
to disk befor returning from write operations
on client side.

        Sincerely yours,
                          Artyom V. Viklenko.
System Administrator            artem at mipk.kharkiv.edu
IIAT NTU "KhPI" 21, Frunze Str., Kharkov Ukraine 61002
Phone: +380 (572) 400026        Fax: +380 (572) 474062

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