From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Mon 19 Apr 1999 - 16:57:12 IST
Niall O Broin said:
> Linus I'm not, but I don't know that Netscape can do this. A normal program
> just issues read and write calls, and exactly how the OS handles the IO is
> beyond the programs reach - it neither knows nor cares. I suppose Netscape could
> fork and exec sync every now and again, but I doubt it. What makes you think
> that Netscape "writes straight to the disk rather than waiting for the system sync"
2 words: man fsync. Having said that though I'd agree, it's more
likely that Netscape's chewing up RAM is reducing buffer space.
I'd also agree that Netscape is leakier than your average pincushion. Roll
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