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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:15:09 +0100
From:	Anton Altaparmakov <>
To:	yuanh <>
Cc:	linux-kernel <>
Subject: Re: linux fsync behaviour


On 25 Jul 2014, at 02:17, Dave Chinner <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 03:41:31PM -0700, yuanh wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   Two file descriptors are pointing the same file. When fsync is called on
>> one fd, the data written by the other fd will also be flushed? We are using
>> linux XFS.
> Yes.

But beware of the common mistake of using fwrite + fsync which does not actually do what you intend at all and you must instead use fwrite + fflush + fsync...  If you are using write(2) then just fsync is obviously fine.

Best regards,

Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
University of Cambridge Information Services, Roger Needham Building
7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0RB, UK

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