[pacman-dev] delay writes a fsync

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Mar 12 08:57:00 EDT 2009

Allan McRae schrieb:
> A key part of the bug report comment...
> Applications are expected to use fsync() or fdatasync(), and if that 
> impacts their performance too much, to use a single berkdb or other 
> binary database file, and not do something stupid with hundreds of tiny 
> text files that only hold a few bytes of data in each text file.

It looks like this is called with the fd of an open file. What happens 
if you call fclose()? Is it synced automatically then, or do you need to 
run fsync() before fclose()?

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