One past problem with fsync() has been it NOT syncing only the file in question, but all dirty blocks for the whole filesytem, which is likely NOT what a RDBMS wants, yet the most feasible implementation for the call. If the FS implementations can't fix that behaviour, how's any other file attribute, going to help the situation?
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