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-rw-r--r--arch/sparc/include/asm/fcntl.h19
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/arch/sparc/include/asm/fcntl.h b/arch/sparc/include/asm/fcntl.h
index d4d9c9d852c3..3b9cfb39175e 100644
--- a/arch/sparc/include/asm/fcntl.h
+++ b/arch/sparc/include/asm/fcntl.h
@@ -1,14 +1,12 @@
#ifndef _SPARC_FCNTL_H
#define _SPARC_FCNTL_H
-/* open/fcntl - O_SYNC is only implemented on blocks devices and on files
- located on an ext2 file system */
#define O_APPEND 0x0008
#define FASYNC 0x0040 /* fcntl, for BSD compatibility */
#define O_CREAT 0x0200 /* not fcntl */
#define O_TRUNC 0x0400 /* not fcntl */
#define O_EXCL 0x0800 /* not fcntl */
-#define O_SYNC 0x2000
+#define O_DSYNC 0x2000 /* used to be O_SYNC, see below */
#define O_NONBLOCK 0x4000
#if defined(__sparc__) && defined(__arch64__)
#define O_NDELAY 0x0004
@@ -20,6 +18,21 @@
#define O_DIRECT 0x100000 /* direct disk access hint */
#define O_NOATIME 0x200000
#define O_CLOEXEC 0x400000
+/*
+ * Before Linux 2.6.32 only O_DSYNC semantics were implemented, but using
+ * the O_SYNC flag. We continue to use the existing numerical value
+ * for O_DSYNC semantics now, but using the correct symbolic name for it.
+ * This new value is used to request true Posix O_SYNC semantics. It is
+ * defined in this strange way to make sure applications compiled against
+ * new headers get at least O_DSYNC semantics on older kernels.
+ *
+ * This has the nice side-effect that we can simply test for O_DSYNC
+ * wherever we do not care if O_DSYNC or O_SYNC is used.
+ *
+ * Note: __O_SYNC must never be used directly.
+ */
+#define __O_SYNC 0x800000
+#define O_SYNC (__O_SYNC|O_DSYNC)
#define F_GETOWN 5 /* for sockets. */
#define F_SETOWN 6 /* for sockets. */