Posted Mar 17, 2009 21:40 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Better than POSIX?
Parent article: Better than POSIX?
Maybe the answer is a new set of guarantees for Linux's POSIX API, e.g. an overwriting rename() will either leave the old or new version to disk, atomically.
Why? As has been pointed out, ext2 is perfectly fine for many applications, and it would never be Linux-POSIX-compliant this way. For example in data centers with 3-way redundant power supplies and redundant storage, or temporary filesystems.
Do you really think it is better to force everyone to comply with a new standard than trying to convince ext4 developers to do the (obvious) right thing?
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