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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
The applications are expecting behavior POSIX does not provide.
The applications should stop expecting this.
It's fine to use a pattern that doesn't request the data be on disk, but you should write the app to deal with the lack of the data being on disk.
This is what I've done many times, in my own software authoring.
Posted Mar 20, 2009 11:52 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
I hope I don't have to use your software that fsync()s after every file operation. Mistaking durability with atomicity can have dire consequences both for durability and for atomicity.
Besides, you are not a lurker and this is not email.
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