Re: why does fsync() on a tmpfs directory give EINVAL?

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 15:58:00 EST

Chris Friesen <cfriesen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The man page for fsync() suggests that it is necessary to call it on the
> directory fd.


> However, in the case of tmpfs, fsync() on the file completes, but on the
> directory it returns -1 with errno==EINVAL.


> Is there any particular reason for this?


> Would a patch that makes it
> just return successfully without doing anything be accepted?

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