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initdb and fsync

From: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: initdb and fsync
Date: 2012-01-28 00:19:41
Message-ID: 1327709981.9123.11.camel@sussancws0025 (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
It looks like initdb doesn't fsync all the files it creates, e.g. the

While it's unlikely that it would cause any real data loss, it can be
inconvenient in some testing scenarios involving VMs.

Thoughts? Would a patch to add a few fsync calls to initdb be accepted?
Is a platform-independent fsync be available at initdb time?

    Jeff Davis


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