Re: [patch] speed up ext3 synchronous mounts

Matthias Andree (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 20:07:31 +0100

On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Again, we don't need to sync indirects as we dirty them because
> we run a commit if IS_SYNC(inode) prior to returning to the
> caller of write(2).

Will this help synchronous NFS writes, at least a little? I have slow
write performance on "sync" NFSv3 exports (ext3 underneath, you guessed
it), kernel 2.4.19-pre3-ac4 (not really surprising, sync is slow ;-). Is
it worth a try?
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