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Re: Bug#588339: sync/fsync in dpkg

(+cc: debian-kernel)

Ken Bloom wrote:

> And what mount options are you using? If you're using
> defaults, /etc/mtab (and therefore the mount command) won't know what
> the default values are, but you can check /proc/mounts which will
> include the data= mount option.

data=ordered.  That's the default for ext4.

As I mentioned in my rant before[*], what we really need is a way
to supply a list of paths to sync.  Until we have that, a single sync
that can be disabled in the cases where it doesn't matter is probably
the best we can do.

[*] Sorry about that, by the way.

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