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Help needed on F_NOCACHE

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Hello Everybody,

I am Srinivasa Raghavan and new to this group.

I am facing problem with non caching the file.
the code looks like the below:

int fd;
char buf[512] = {'\0'};
fd = fopen("Sample.bin",O_RDONLY);

fcntl(fd, F_NOCACHE, 1);
fcntl(fd, F_RDAHEAD, 1);

read(fd, buf, sizeof(buf));

if(buf[0] == 'x' )

the problem was, the F_NOCACHE doesn't not work properly, and all the time I get the message cached only. The firware will always update the value 'x' in sample.bin.

the above code works if I put the entire stuff (open, fcntl, read and close) in an indefinite loop (take long time to come out) like the below.
fcntl(.., F_NOCACHE)

if(buf[0] == 'x')

I am really stuck with this for a week time, I want to know the exact behaviour of F_NOCACHE, and any information will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Is there is any update on F_CACHE.

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