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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
As for rename, your file gets renamed _atomically_ just fine. However, if you don't _commit_ your writes (make the changes durable, call fsync), the renamed file will have zero size.
This is not a file system problem, but an application problem.
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