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Re: Making fsync() optional

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: Making fsync() optional
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:01:29 -0400

    > It seems really dumb if there is no way for the CPU to tell the disk,
    > "Write these blocks now, and tell me when you're done."

    There is a way, but when the drive reports that it has written the
    blocks it may just have stored them in its write cache.

How stupid, to make a feature like that not work!

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