Better than POSIX?
Posted Mar 19, 2009 18:33 UTC (Thu) by anton
In reply to: Better than POSIX?
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no, currently there is no API in existance for any
filesystem (including ext3) that will _guarantee_ that you have either
the old or the new filesystem on disk after a crash with no
possibility of garbage (even excluding things that damage the drives
I am pretty sure that there are file systems around that give such
guarantees. This was certainly one of the goals of LinLogFS
these filesystems have not come out of the development stage (yet),
but I would be surprised if there were no others (ZFS?).
Concerning an API, I don't see a need for an additional API, it's just a
matter of whether the file system gives consistency guarantees in case
of a crash when using the existing file API, and if so, which ones.
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