FSYNCFile Synchronization
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Although the "fsync" system call must ultimately be done synchronously, this does not mean that the flushing operations must each be done synchronously.
As is often the case, nonfocal operations like "fsync," fsck, and unmount required some rethinking and resulted in additional code complexity.
Two schemes - namely, a partial synchronization (PSYNC) and a full synchronization (FSYNC) - have been implemented, as given below:
If (number of PSYNCs [greater than] user-supplied value) FSYNC; otherwise PSYNC.