Description of problem:
When a system is receiving a lot of write data, say from NFS. The pages are written out to disk in no particular order. This can cause issues with some file systems. The ability to force synchronization of pages written to disk would be helpful.
Happsn with current VM configurations
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a NFS server, then send a 8g file to it.
2. If you look at the code you will see several offsets as it places data anywhere in that 8g file in as it sees fit.
Data is written to disk out of order.
Some kind of option to force data to be sync'ed in memory before written.
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