Posted Mar 16, 2009 22:24 UTC (Mon) by quotemstr
In reply to: Wishful thinking
Parent article: Garrett: ext4, application expectations and power management
Yeah, we've seen that with applications that were losing files on a perfectly good FS.
What are you talking about? A reordering rename is strictly safer than your broken one.
The behaviour is not poor. It is there for a reason, which you don't want to admit.
No, the behavior is dangerous and unintuitive, and there is no sound reason for it to work that way other than to make metadata write-out a little simpler. There is no performance or correctness upside to rename working the way you insist. You don't want to admit that POSIX may allow something that is nevertheless nonsensical.
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