sync_mapping_buffers (9) - Linux Man Pages

sync_mapping_buffers: write out & wait upon a mapping's "associated" buffers

NAME

sync_mapping_buffers - write out & wait upon a mapping's "associated" buffers

SYNOPSIS

int sync_mapping_buffers(struct address_space mapping);

ARGUMENTS

mapping

the mapping which wants those buffers written

DESCRIPTION

Starts I/O against the buffers at mapping->private_list, and waits upon that I/O.

Basically, this is a convenience function for fsync. mapping is a file or directory which needs those buffers to be written for a successful fsync.

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