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JLS2009: A Btrfs update

JLS2009: A Btrfs update

Posted Nov 5, 2009 14:09 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576)
In reply to: JLS2009: A Btrfs update by njs
Parent article: JLS2009: A Btrfs update

>Never overwriting data in place is a pretty huge constraint, though

Nevertheless, it's generally a requirement for consistency in the face of application crashes (never mind system crashes or power cuts), unless you want to be dealing with full-blown transactional operations at the application level - which could be very little work if performed using facilities provided by the filesystem, but then wouldn't be portable.

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