Re: Ext2, fsync() and MTA's?
Theodore Tso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 21 May 2001 18:04:05 -0400
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 06:47:58PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> No --- the old BSDs were safe because their directory operations were
> fully synchronous so they *never* needed to be sync'ed manually.
> According to SuS, an application relying on sync directory updates is
> buggy, because SuS simply makes no such guarantees.
> Just set chattr +S on the spool dir. That's what the flag is for.
> The biggest problem with that is that it propagates to subdirectories
> and files --- would a version of the flag which applied only to
> directories be a help here?
That's probably the right thing to add.
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