Is the fsync() fake on FreeBSD6.1?
davidxu at freebsd.org
Mon Jul 3 00:43:11 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 27 June 2006 11:34, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> This is not the case for Linux, where fsync syncs the entire file
> system. That could explain some of the performance difference, but
> not all of it. I suppose it's worth noting that, in general, people
> report much better performance with MySQL on Linux than on FreeBSD.
I recent have tested SCHED_CORE, the scheduler has same dynamic
priority algorithm as Linux 2.6, it can make 10% performance boost
for super-smack on my dual PIII, I tested it on local host, but
its user interaction is quite bad under heavy load, scheduling
alogrithm makes sense, but 4BSD is still best scheduler for me.
> > I mean than the data is only written to the drives memory and so can
> > be lost if power goes down.
> I don't believe that fsync is required to flush the drive buffers. It
> would be nice to have a function that did, though.
> > And how I can confirm this?
> Trial and error?
> See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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