|FSYNC(2)||System Calls Manual||FSYNC(2)|
fsync() function causes all modified data and attributes of fd to be moved to a permanent storage device. This normally results in all in-core modified copies of buffers for the associated file to be written to a disk.
fdatasync() function is similar to
fsync() except that it only guarantees modified data
(and metadata necessary to read that data) is committed to storage. Other
file modifications may be left unsynchronized.
fdatasync() should be used by programs that require
a file to be in a known state, for example, in building a simple transaction
fdatasync() functions return the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
fdatasync() functions fail if:
fdatasync() functions conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).
fsync() system call first appeared in 4.1cBSD, and the
fdatasync() function has been available since OpenBSD 5.4.
fdatasync() function is currently a wrapper around
fsync(), so it synchronizes more state than necessary.
|September 10, 2015||OpenBSD-current|