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data=ordered isn't advertised as a security feature. It's claims to make data ordered with associated meta-data.
Better than POSIX?
Posted Mar 27, 2009 6:00 UTC (Fri) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
BTW, it's worth noting that to long time observers, Linus and thus the
LKML in general has at least three definite levels of "idiotic". Yes,
this is "idiotic", but Linus hasn't yet advanced to calling it
the "smoking crack" level of "idiotic" that he has been known to resort to
in other instances. OTOH, this would seem to be beyond the "brown paper
bag" level of "idiotic", so called because that's what the person making
the mistake wants to wear since he's now embarrassed to be seen in public.
The "brown paper bag" level of "idiotic" is the level that once aware, the
person who made the mistake owns up to it and does NOT defend, but
rather "resorts to the brown paper bag", and in fact, many such "brown
bag" level of mistakes are discovered and fixed by the person that made
them in the first place. This is beyond that since the person making
the "mistake" has been and continues to defend it as "correct", thus
reaching at minimum the "idiotic" level.
Anyway, based on Linus own posts to the post-2.6.29-announcement thread,
one gets the strong impression that somewhere along the line, Linus would
love to get a patch that makes data=ordered mean just that once again,
that delayed allocation or no delayed allocation, if data=ordered, the
data will be written before the metadata that covers it. Personally, I'd
suggest the current default then be christened "data=screwed", altho
data=delayed or some such is the more likely "acceptable" alternative.
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