Posted Mar 16, 2009 22:12 UTC (Mon) by quotemstr
In reply to: Wishful thinking
Parent article: Garrett: ext4, application expectations and power management
And you clearly don't want to accept that we can improve over POSIX with little danger and a large upside. POSIX doesn't make any guarantees about what happens on an unclean shutdown. The kernel could overwrite all your files with pictures of carrots and it'd be POSIX-complaint. Would you be okay with that outcome? After all,
- This happens.
- POSIX says what it says.
- Kernel is allowed to do what POSIX says.
Please stop justifying poor behavior by resorting to POSIX.
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