Posted Mar 16, 2009 22:44 UTC (Mon) by quotemstr
In reply to: Wishful thinking
Parent article: Garrett: ext4, application expectations and power management
You can add those qualifiers to almost any statement. The fact is that these applications are written to assume rename inserts a write barrier, and the vast majority of the time, these applications get what they want. With pre-patch ext4 and XFS, this assumption breaks. The breakage was noticed very quickly after ext4 entered wide use. If these applications' assumptions were so unreliable, we would have been an uproar well before ext4 was released.
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