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Date:   Sat, 29 Aug 2020 12:43:06 +0530
From:   milan.opensource@...il.com
To:     mtk.manpages@...il.com
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Milan Shah <milan.opensource@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH] fsync.2: ERRORS: add EIO and ENOSPC

From: Milan Shah <milan.opensource@...il.com>

This Fix addresses Bug 194757.
Ref: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194757
---
 man2/fsync.2 | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man2/fsync.2 b/man2/fsync.2
index 96401cd..f38b3e4 100644
--- a/man2/fsync.2
+++ b/man2/fsync.2
@@ -186,6 +186,19 @@ In these cases disk caches need to be disabled using
 or
 .BR sdparm (8)
 to guarantee safe operation.
+
+When
+.BR fsync ()
+or
+.BR fdatasync ()
+returns
+.B EIO
+or
+.B ENOSPC
+any error flags on pages in the file mapping are cleared, so subsequent synchronisation attempts
+will return without error. It is
+.I not
+safe to retry synchronisation and assume that a non-error return means prior writes are now on disk.
 .SH SEE ALSO
 .BR sync (1),
 .BR bdflush (2),
-- 
2.7.4

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