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I.e., what is the pathological situation where a background fsync() initiated on close() fails?
I fully appreciate delayed allocation on files that are still open though.
Posted Mar 14, 2009 11:21 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
A lot of files are written, used and removed in short order (think about
"configure" script, for example). If allocation is delayed then file never
hits the disk and savings can be huge.
Posted Mar 14, 2009 12:47 UTC (Sat) by mgb (guest, #3226)
Posted Mar 16, 2009 3:24 UTC (Mon) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
This allows linux to avoid the idiocy of solaris's tmpfs where writing a large file to /tmp can crash the box.
Posted Mar 16, 2009 15:22 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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