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I've used libeatmydata to quickly perform apt-get update. Now I want to run standard fsync to make sure that everything is written to disk. How can I do it? Preferably a small script / binary, and for bonus points fsync for real even when libeatmydata is pre-loaded

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Calling sync should do the trick.

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You can also press Alt+SysRq+S.

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Where would that magic key be on my MacBook "smalish" keyboard? –  Dima Dec 6 '10 at 0:35
    
Sorry, I've no idea. But this would be a great question to ask here, if only for future reference. –  Stefano Palazzo Dec 6 '10 at 2:24
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