2000-10-27 21:07:44

by Igmar Palsenberg

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Subject: Re: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x

> Sadly, you WILL still lose entries if the system crashes before fs metadata
> has been flushed to disk. Unless the inode has the correct size stored, the
> crap fsync()ed to disk doesn't make much difference.

Yep. I can't really think of a case where you wouldn't lose data in case
of for example a hard lock.

> (This is amplified by dcache.)

I'm not that familiar with kernel internals..

To bring up that point : Anyone had a good advice on a good OS internals
book ?? I'm gonna read the 2.2.x kernel sources, so I could use a good