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An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
Soft updates, hard problems
Posted Jul 2, 2009 16:07 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(IIRC, at least one of the BSDs moved away from softupdates specifically
so they could add features to the FS without enormous pain.)
Soft updates look like something that would be just the thing to use iff
our programs were written by AIs so we didn't need to worry about
implementation difficulty or degree of coupling. I've long thought that it
looked like it had fallen through a wormhole from the future...
Posted Jul 3, 2009 0:57 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
Check. Looks like very, very hard to maintain stuff.
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