Nick Piggin wrote:
Anyway, the idea of making fsync/fdatasync etc. safe by default is a good idea IMO, and is a bad bug that we don't do that :(
Agreed... it's also disappointing that [unless I'm mistaken] you have to hack each filesystem to support barriers.
It seems far easier to make sync_blkdev() Do The Right Thing, and magically make all filesystems data-safe.
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