Bug 1461765 - [RFE] Call OS sync after transaction
[RFE] Call OS sync after transaction
Status: POST
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2017-06-15 05:36 EDT by Lukas Zapletal
Modified: 2017-09-06 02:18 EDT (History)
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Description Lukas Zapletal 2017-06-15 05:36:16 EDT

I got power outage after dnf transaction was completed but before the ext4 default commit limit of 5 seconds. I think calling OS syscall "sync/fsync" can't much hurt and it could prevent from these situations.

A simple core plugin could do it, but this feature is only useful when enabled by default.
Comment 1 Igor Gnatenko 2017-06-21 03:44:01 EDT
dnf doesn't care about what happens after transaction, this is for RPM.
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2017-09-06 02:18:01 EDT
Yeah it seems like a no-brainer and mildly hysterical that rpm hasn't done this. Added upstream.

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