Re: Speeding up dpkg, a proposal
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:11 AM, Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Then don't use the option. It should definetly be an option:
> It's a pity that there is no kernel support for synching one filesystem (or
> maybe a few filesystems).
That'd be only a partial work around. Even with a single fs one big
sync can be bad.
> I recently had a situation where I was doing a backup to a USB flash device
> and I decided to install some Debian packages. The sync() didn't complete
> until the backup completed because the write-back buffers were never empty!
Didn't dpkg stop using sync?