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Re: coreutils patch to port to hosts lacking fsync

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: coreutils patch to port to hosts lacking fsync
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:43:48 -0600
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Jim Meyering wrote:
Thanks, but I'd prefer to skip this change, unless there is a
reasonably modern portability target that lacks the fsync function.
I think of this as an opportunity to avoid adding infrastructure
(and #ifdefs) that may never be used :-)

We know how hard it is to remove such bits once they've been added.

Ah, yes, the rule of laziness. :-) Since I was remembering wrong, I don't care either way. I just thought it was already committed, but I don't need it committed (nor mind if it is reverted, if it was).

sync() however /is/ missing from NSK and also (at least as my original bug report indicated) Interix. Since it is new as of 2003 at the latest (and possibly Vista), I think SUA can be considered "a modern 'system'". :-)

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