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SubjectRe: [patch] sys_sync livelock fix
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > Its seems preferably to suprise data loss
> >
> > The data isn't lost, it'll simply get written out to
> > disk later.
>
> Allow me to introduce you to the off button, and the scripts at
> shutdown which use sync

Those don't protect the system against applications that
write data after sync has exited.

I don't see why it should be different for applications
that write data after sync has started.

Rik
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