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Key: DOC-104
Type: Bug Bug
Status: Resolved Resolved
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Norman Dunbar
Reporter: Коренберг Марк
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gfix -write sync documentation is wrong

Created: 25/Feb/15 06:49 AM   Updated: 13/Feb/18 08:07 PM
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Environment: Firebird 2.5


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http://www.firebirdsql.org/manual/gfix-sync.html

gfix -write sync states that: "sync - data is written synchronously. This means that data is flushed to disc on COMMIT."

THIS IS WRONG, since in current implemetation (FB 2.5 in Linux) it just opens file using O_SYNC. This mean that every write is synchronous. Not only at COMMIT. So this is major performance loss.

So, what I want:
1. Fix documentation and say, that "gfix -write sync" will synchronously wait for every write fo file.
(Also, I'm not sure it is the same as forcedwrites=ON)
2. Add to documentation something like this:
"""
In order to bring performance/integrity to reasonable state, you may do that:
gfix -write async
Forced writes=off
MaxUnflushedWrites = 0
MaxUnflushedWriteTime = -1
"""
(As far as I see in strace, it issues fsync() at every commit at least.)

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