How to sync a file on FreeBSD? [SOLVED]
kudzu at tenebras.com
Fri Jul 22 14:50:52 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 7:42 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> But wouldn't sync() (see "man 2 sync") make sure that
> all buffers, even in regards to soft updates, get
> immediately flushed / written?
Apparently not. I think most of Matt Dillon's notes are still relevant.
>> In order to
>> implement a stable queue, it would be best to use a different
> What type of filesystem would match those requirements?
I would make a UFS filesystem without Softupdates enabled, use
fflush() and wait for a proper ack before promising to the caller that
the bits will survive something like pulling the plug. Softupdates
guarantees metadata consistency. I would probably make decisions about
block and fragment sizes based on knowledge of the physical device's
buffer mechanism, sector sizes, etc.
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