Question about Cyrus, ext3, and Linux kernel 2.4.18 bug

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Wed Apr 16 19:35:44 EDT 2003

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Rob Siemborski wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > All email software worth something calls fsync on every critical file, after
> > every critical operation, thus ALREADY operating in "close to sync mount
> > mode".  That includes Cyrus and postfix, at the very least.
> Doesn't sync mount mode cause an fsync() equivilant after every write(),

Yep. Thus, I said "close to"...

> Syncing after every write() is MUCH slower than what is actually
> necessary.


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  Henrique Holschuh

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