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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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