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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
fsync explicitly says that when it returns success, the data has been handed to the storage system successfully.
It doesn't guarantee that that storage system has committed it in a durable way for all scenarios. That's another issue.
fsync does guarantee that the data has been handed to the storage medium, but makes no guarantees about the implementation of that storage medium.
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