Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> In practice I am not sure there is a problem.  The local man page for
> sync() says
>      The writing, although scheduled, is not necessarily complete upon
>      return from sync.
> Now if "scheduled" means "will occur before any subsequently-commanded
> write occurs" then we're fine.  I don't know if that's true though ...

In my understanding, it means "all currently dirty blocks in the file
cache are queued to the disk driver".  The queued writes will
eventually complete, but not necessarily before sync() returns.  I
don't think subsequent write()s will block, unless the system is low
on buffers and has to wait until dirty blocks are freed by the driver.


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