Re: [ext3][kernels >= at least] KDE going comatose whenFS is under heavy write load (massive starvation)

From: Mark Lord
Date: Sun Apr 29 2007 - 16:50:30 EST

Lee Revell wrote:
On 4/28/07, Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I most wonder, why vim fsyncs its swapfile regularly (blocking typing
during that) and doesn't fsync the resulting file on :w :-/

Never seen this. Why would fsync block typing unless vim was doing
disk IO for every keystroke?

It does do that, for the crash-recovery files it maintains.
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