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Re: rsync 10 times slower in Etch than in Sarge!

On Jan 22, 2008 7:33 PM, Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 03:23:57PM -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   My theory about flushing even makes a testable prediction: if you run
> > umount(8) first and have no other removable media, then sync(1) should
> > complete almost immediately.  I don't think I've ever done this, unlike
> > the two points above, but you're welcome to try it yourself and let us
> > know if it works. :-)
> Ummmmm, so a device does not need to be mounted for a sync to work?

Chris, I think this is some kind of joke :) If there are no big buffers to
flush then 'sync' should run very fast.



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