>I would like to find out how portable (robust) the immediate to disk
>system call is across the various architectures or ports of UNIX(r).
>I beleive the system call that causes immediate writes is o_sync (???).
>Can anyone elaborate on this. It would certainly have an impact on
>database engine development requesting a commit.
system calls. It is not universally available in UNIX implementations;
however, it is documented as a standard part of UNIX System V Release
3.2 and therefore should be supported in all subsequent releases of
UNIX System V.