From: Sean McGrath (sean at domain hdl.ie)
Date: Mon 19 Apr 1999 - 17:11:26 IST
Justin Mason wrote:
> 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
> on Mozilla!
netscape on my aix 4.1.4 boxes always hang with netscape mail, cause its
to do a sync on the nfs server (a linux box). The nfs server doesn't have a
(linux 2.0.36), so I have to restart the syncd on the aix box to get things
why its doing a sync I dunno.
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