September 13th, 2011 by lucas
I must admit that I’m a bit lost about the conclusions of the Don’t fear the fsync()! (lf.org down; google cache) debate. My understanding was that using
fsync() was the right thing to do when we cared about data being written to disk.
tar, I usually care about my data being written to the disk, so why don’t they use
fsync()? Shouldn’t they?