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Bug#276369: marked as forwarded (util-linux: [fdisk] remove needless syn

Subject: Bug#276369: marked as forwarded util-linux: [fdisk] remove needless sync and pause
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 05:48:14 -0800
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has caused the Debian Bug report #276369,
regarding util-linux: [fdisk] remove needless sync and pause
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Andries Brouwer <[email protected]>.

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To: Andries Brouwer <[email protected]>
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Subject: [util-linux] remove needless sync and pause from fdisk
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Hello Andries!

Debian has recieved the following request to remove sync() and sleep()
=66rom fdisk. According to sfdisk.c, the sleep() call is superfluous
since kernel 1.3.20. It also says the sync() call is superstition, but
I'm not so sure it is... What do you think?

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 05:55:28PM +0200, xerces8 wrote:
> after the 'w' command , fdisk syncs and waits.
> As those do not make anything usefull and just waste the users
> time, I suggest removing them.

G=F6ran Weinholt <[email protected]>
Debian developer, sysadmin, netadmin

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